On Monday, the SDSU campus was closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Throughout the country, people provided a public service and volunteered in their local communities to celebrate the Civil Rights leader.
At SDSU, honoring King’s legacy isn’t a once-a-year opportunity. Sure, we march in the annual MLK Parade, hold an on-campus luncheon in his honor and fondly recall his visit to campus.
But, we also work in and with the community every day. We – from students and employees to local alumni – regularly ask ourselves that question King raised so many decades ago.
Whether it’s collecting donations for the local food bank, raising money for worthy causes like Light the Night, or using elbow grease to help improve a home for a community member, Aztecs are helping their neighbors most in need.
Honestly, it’s simply who we are — as the oldest and largest university in the region, we can’t help but shape San Diego and be engaged with its residents. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.