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WELCOME TO THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER

The African American Cultural Center is one of four campus community centers (along with the GLBT Center, Multicultural Student Affairs, and the Women’s Center) housed under the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED). 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.

Event Highlights Legacy, Work of African American Cultural Center

It takes some time to explore the African American Cultural Center. Colorful Afrocentric art adorns the gallery walls on the second floor. The library contains more than 7,000 titles by and about people of African descent. On the third floor, a large piece of art featuring historical icons — among them Booker T. Washington, Malcolm X and Sojourner Truth — greets visitors at the double doors. There are offices, meeting rooms, places to study and an open area with sofas and lounge chairs that invites visitors to hang out.

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FALL 2018

Apr
24
Wed
Free and Confidential STI/HIV Testing @ Talley 4132
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina will provide FREE and CONFIDENTIAL HIV and STI testing today 1-4 PM. No insurance paperwork or appointment required.

Stop by and request HIV (rapid and traditional), syphilis, Gonorrhea/chlamydia, and hepatitis C testing. Free safer sex supplies (latex and non-latex condoms, female condoms, lubricant and dental dams) will also be available.

SAAC Movie Night @ WSC Living Room
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SAAC is hosting a movie night to help students de-stress before finals. This event is open to the campus community.

Apr
25
Thu
AACC Faculty Fellow Talk: “Unpacking the Concept of School Belonging” by Dr. DeLeon Gray and the iScholar Team @ 356 WSC
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This fireside chat highlights some practical considerations for students, educators, and administrators seeking to make schools places where all students want to be and want to learn—with a special emphasis on creating supportive structures for students of color. The desire to feel accepted, respected, included and supported is fundamental regardless of who we are. Attendees will walk away from this session with an understanding of historical, structural, social, developmental, and cultural perspectives on why school belonging is so central to our everyday functioning. In an interactive discussion with attendees, a panel of scholars will provide research-based considerations on ways to honor and affirm students of color in K-12 and higher education contexts.

Apr
28
Sun
WSC Library: Eta Omicron Chapter Meeting
Apr 28 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Chapter meeting for Eta Omicron
(Closed session)

Ebony Harlem Awards of Excellence
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Ebony Harlem Awards of Excellence Celebration is presented each year by the African American Cultural Center. This special program is designed to recognize NC State University students, faculty and staff members who reflect and represent mission of the African American Cultural Center through their talents. The mission of the AACC is to cultivate the critical examination and exploration of African American and other African diasporic cultures. In order to fulfill this mission we create culturally relevant programming and facilitate research engagement in order to promote cultural intelligence, identity exploration, and knowledge of the richness and diversity of diasporic communities for the campus and surrounding communities.

Apr
30
Tue
Phi Beta Sigma Study Jam @ WSC: Living Room
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Opportunity to promote studying in the AACC space.
Open to Campus Community

Ebony Harlem Awards of Excellence

Ebony Harlem Awards of Excellence

The Ebony Harlem Awards of Excellence Celebration is presented each year by the African American Cultural Center in conjunction with the Department of Multicultural Student Affairs. This special program is designed to recognize NC State University students who reflect and represent through their leadership, dedication and talents the mission of the African American Cultural Center. The African American Cultural Center’s mission is to promote the awareness of and appreciation for the African American experience through activities and events that enhance academic excellence and strengthen cultural competence for the campus and surrounding communities.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Apr
24
Wed
Free and Confidential STI/HIV Testing @ Talley 4132
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina will provide FREE and CONFIDENTIAL HIV and STI testing today 1-4 PM. No insurance paperwork or appointment required.

Stop by and request HIV (rapid and traditional), syphilis, Gonorrhea/chlamydia, and hepatitis C testing. Free safer sex supplies (latex and non-latex condoms, female condoms, lubricant and dental dams) will also be available.

SAAC Movie Night @ WSC Living Room
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SAAC is hosting a movie night to help students de-stress before finals. This event is open to the campus community.

Apr
25
Thu
AACC Faculty Fellow Talk: “Unpacking the Concept of School Belonging” by Dr. DeLeon Gray and the iScholar Team @ 356 WSC
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This fireside chat highlights some practical considerations for students, educators, and administrators seeking to make schools places where all students want to be and want to learn—with a special emphasis on creating supportive structures for students of color. The desire to feel accepted, respected, included and supported is fundamental regardless of who we are. Attendees will walk away from this session with an understanding of historical, structural, social, developmental, and cultural perspectives on why school belonging is so central to our everyday functioning. In an interactive discussion with attendees, a panel of scholars will provide research-based considerations on ways to honor and affirm students of color in K-12 and higher education contexts.

Apr
28
Sun
WSC Library: Eta Omicron Chapter Meeting
Apr 28 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Chapter meeting for Eta Omicron
(Closed session)

Ebony Harlem Awards of Excellence
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Ebony Harlem Awards of Excellence Celebration is presented each year by the African American Cultural Center. This special program is designed to recognize NC State University students, faculty and staff members who reflect and represent mission of the African American Cultural Center through their talents. The mission of the AACC is to cultivate the critical examination and exploration of African American and other African diasporic cultures. In order to fulfill this mission we create culturally relevant programming and facilitate research engagement in order to promote cultural intelligence, identity exploration, and knowledge of the richness and diversity of diasporic communities for the campus and surrounding communities.

Apr
30
Tue
Phi Beta Sigma Study Jam @ WSC: Living Room
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Opportunity to promote studying in the AACC space.
Open to Campus Community

NEWS AND EVENTS

Check out our upcoming events as well as the latest articles and stories from the Diversity Digest and NC State News.

Placing Community at the Center

Placing Community at the Center

NC State’s campus community centers prepare students to live, work and thrive in our diverse world. They provide support for underrepresented groups to succeed on campus and finish their degrees here.

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GET INVOLVED

One of the main functions of the African American Cultural Center is to help students connect and form community. The staff of the AACC advises and supports student organizations, coordinates a network for faculty and staff, and keeps alumni engaged and aware of what’s happening on campus. For full details about the recurring Center events below, please check our calendar.

The INSIGHT Into Diversity HEED (Higher Education Excellence in Diversity) Award measures an institution’s level of achievement and intensity of commitment in regard to broadening diversity and inclusion on campus. NC State also received the HEED Award in 2017 and 2014.

The INSIGHT Into Diversity HEED (Higher Education Excellence in Diversity) Award measures an institution’s level of achievement and intensity of commitment in regard to broadening diversity and inclusion on campus. NC State also received the HEED Award in 2017 and 2014.