The African American Cultural Center promotes awareness of and appreciation for African American and other African descent experiences through activities and events that enhance academic excellence and strengthen cultural competence for the campus and surrounding communities.

Located on NC State’s campus in the only building named for an African American, the Cultural Center has been a presence on campus since its formation. We welcome you to attend our programs and events, as highlighted below, and to visit the Art Gallery and Library in Witherspoon Center!


Consider participating in this international day of giving back by giving to the African American Cultural Center. Celebrate the 25th anniversary with your gift of $25, $250 or $2,500 at go.ncsu.edu/aaccenrichmentfund!


Water safety issues and environmental justice are prominent in national and international news, particularly concerning the Dakota Access Pipeline and water contamination in Flint, MI. Join us for a think tank discussion on November 29th, 2016 from 6-8pm in Talley 4280, as staff and faculty from various disciplines across campus help us develop ideas to address these issues.


Join Multicultural Student Affairs and the African American Cultural Center for NC State’s Kwanzaa Celebration on Wednesday, November 30th at 6:00pm in the Witherspoon Student Center Cinema. This year, as we acknowledge the Nguzo Saba, or the 7 Principles of Kwanzaa, our special guests from THE POETRY CAFE (www.thepoetrycafe.org) will host a night of music, spoken word and poetry highlighting each principle. Crowd participation is wanted and encouraged! There will be a reception to follow in the Washington Sankofa Room- Witherspoon 126. If you are interested in attending and/or sharing a spoken word piece please RSVP here by November 28, 2016: go.ncsu.edu/kwanzaa16rsvp.

NC State is one of 88 universities to receive a 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. INSIGHT is the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

The HEED award recognizes universities whose diversity and inclusion efforts show a broad understanding of diversity, including gender, race, ethnicity, military service, disabilities, membership in the LGBT community and more.