- Kwanzaa is derived from the phrase "mutanda ya kwanza" which means "first fruit" in kiSwahili. It is a non-religious African American holiday that celebrates family, community, and culture. It is observed for 7 days: Dec 26- Jan 1. Luther College observes Kwanzaa on the Saturday before finals week with a traditional feast with music, poetry, dancing and speech focused on its principles and contemporary relevance. A chapel service is held a day before the festival.
- This is a celebration of cultures from around the world as represented by our international students, students who study abroad, and students from the USA celebrating their heritage(s). It includes performances, displays of artifacts, discussions with visitors about respective cultures, fun activities fro children and a meal featuring Ethnic foods.
- In February 2004, the Luther Diversity (LDC) partnered with the Africana Studies Department to host the college's first Midwest Black History Month Conference. The black Diaspora is a concept that links the spread of Africans and people of African descent around the world and allows for comparative and interdisciplinary studies of Black culture and experience.
- Each year, the Diversity Center welcomes new students by hosting a dinner where new and returning international students and US multicultural students meet and become acquainted. Faculty and staff are invited to join in this event. The highlights are the individual introductions and a group photo.
- Every year, parents, host families, friends, the president and vice presidents of the college and well-wishers are invited to our celebration of the achievements of the graduating seniors. The graduates receive gifts from our office. The food is an an eclectic mix of local and international foods and drinks.