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Meet Harnoor, 2022 Homecoming Court Member

Portrait of 2022 Homecoming Court member Harnoor Kaur

Meet Harnoor, 2022 Homecoming Court Member

Harnoor Kaur is a criminal justice and political science major from Chandigarh, India. Kaur has three minors: history, peace and justice studies, and law, justice, and public policy. She currently holds several leadership positions at MSU including President for Kappa Alpha Pi, MSU’s only Pre-Law fraternity, and President of the International Scholars Advisory Board in the Honors College. Kaur has served as an undergraduate learning assistant in the Political Science department since 2020. She also currently serves as an undergraduate research assistant in the Political Science department, focusing on research regarding blasphemy laws as well in the criminal justice department, focusing on research regarding transgender homicides in the United States and the following media coverage. In addition to her research positions, she also works as a diversity, equity, and inclusion intern at the MSU Honors College, where she is also a student. This past summer she also worked as a Constituent Services intern for the Executive Office of Governor Gretchen Whitmer. She has served as the campaign coordinator for Amnesty International, the vice-president of advocacy for UNICEF at MSU, and the under-secretary-general for operations for MSUMUN where she focused on global issues and leadership. She also dedicates her time to helping other Spartans by serving as a resident assistant, a peer educator at the Prevention, Outreach, and Education Department, and a student leader at New Student Orientation. During her time at MSU, she has found many communities to enrich her studies and give back to the MSU community while advocating and lifting the voices of those who have been historically silenced.

“The culture of inclusion and acceptance that Michigan State University strives to create every single day for its student, staff, and faculty is something that makes MSU very special to me. As an international student, I can understand and have felt the feelings of not belonging before, but MSU has helped me carve my own little niche in the student community and feel comfortable and included. This acceptance has truly led me to call Michigan State my second home.”

Author: Jenna Malinowski