MLK Jr. Day of Service

MLK Day flyer

In 1994, Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, designating the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for  National and Community Service with leading this effort. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service.

The University of North Texas and Denton community come together to reflect, celebrate and highlight Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the impact that he had on our communities and our country. During this day of service, we call for communities to work together in providing solutions to our many, pressing national social justice and equity issues. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King's vision. Each year, we partner with various campus and community partners to serve, keeping in mind that MLK Day is a day on, not a day off. 

This year, we will host our 2nd Annual MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 20, 2020.

Itinerary of Events

  • 10:00 AM - Brunch (BLB Atrium)
    - Please register at
  • 11:30 AM - Service (BLB Atrium)
    - Service will include developing care and supply kits for non-profits, including Denton Friends of the Family, Cumberland Presbyterian Children's Home, and Develop U.
  • 2:00 PM - MLK Rally (University Union)
  • 2:30 PM - MLK March 
    - Participants will march from the University Union to Fred Moore Park 
  • 3:30 PM - MLK Center Program (MLK Center)
  • 6:00 PM - Dallas Dinner Table 
    - Please register at

For more information, please contact Shabaz Brown at​