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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
18
Thu
Grammar Bee: Part-II @ WSC 356
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This event is a “Grammar Bee” that focuses on the differences between Ebonics and “proper English”
Open – Campus Community

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Community Movie Night @ WSC 356
Apr 18 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Phi Beta Sigma is hosting community movie night.
This event is open to the campus community.

Apr
19
Fri
Pajama Kick Back -Caribbean Student Association @ WSC 356 & Living Room
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Social event where students have opportunity to mingle and build community over games and hot cocoa.
Open to campus community

Apr
21
Sun
CSA General Body Meeting @ WSC 356
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CSA meeting for general body to plan future events.
(Open event to campus community)

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.

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
18
Thu
Grammar Bee: Part-II @ WSC 356
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This event is a “Grammar Bee” that focuses on the differences between Ebonics and “proper English”
Open – Campus Community

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Community Movie Night @ WSC 356
Apr 18 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Phi Beta Sigma is hosting community movie night.
This event is open to the campus community.

Apr
19
Fri
Pajama Kick Back -Caribbean Student Association @ WSC 356 & Living Room
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Social event where students have opportunity to mingle and build community over games and hot cocoa.
Open to campus community

Apr
21
Sun
CSA General Body Meeting @ WSC 356
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CSA meeting for general body to plan future events.
(Open event to campus community)

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.

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.