Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Program

MLK and wife

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Program is both an academic advising community and a social justice education community.

The goal of social justice education is full and equal participation of all groups in a society that is mutually shaped to meet their needs. Social justice includes a vision of society that is equitable and all members are physically and psychologically safe and secure.

Situated in the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities and with all CLA undergraduates eligible to join, the MLK Program specializes in serving students who identify as Black, Indigenous, or students of color (BIPOC).

Office Hours

33 Appleby Hall (128 Pleasant St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455)

Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM            
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Contact Us 

612-625-2300            
mlkdesk@umn.edu     

  • All efforts will be made to return your call and/or email within 24 to 48 hours during the regular work week. (We do not work evenings or weekends, so emails and voicemails are not retrieved or responded to on weekends.)

On-Campus Advising Appointments

MLK advisors are available for on-campus advising appointments. Contact us at 612-625-2300 or book an appointment online.

Drop-in Advising (In Person or Online)

If you have questions about drop-ins, please call the office at 612-625.2300.

View the Spring 2024 drop-in advising schedule.

To connect for remote drop-ins, you must sign in with your University of Minnesota username and password and you must be signed into your Zoom account. (View the Zoom Desktop or Mobile App installation instructions). 

Join an MLK virtual drop-in appointment via Zoom (launches a meeting)

A Warm and Inclusive Community

MLK is a community of students who come from a wide range of backgrounds and interests. Everyone counts. Making connections is important to us, and with our student–advisor ratios, we take pride in getting to know our students and building relationships.

A Gathering Spot

Looking for a place to kick back, relax, meet friends, and study? We provide a space where you can get a "home-away-from-home" feel. There is often candy at the front desk, study tables to do work and eat lunch, and snacks throughout the semester.

Events and Programs

Throughout the semester we host different advising sessions, social justice workshops, and cultural events in collaboration with other University offices/programs. We bring you information directly from the source.