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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.

FEATURED EVENT

Harambee

Harambee

African AmericanCultural Center Harambee!, Swahili for “Let us come together”, is an opportunity for the campus community to unite at the beginning of the semester to celebrate what will be a year of individual growth and inspire the community to create lasting...

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FALL 2018

Aug
17
Fri
AACC – What’s On The Table
Aug 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
AACC - What's On The Table

Held weekly in the AACC living room lounge.  This weekly meet-up is a chat session designed for members of the NC State Community to come together, share perspective, offer support and discuss some of the week’s most pressing issues, in a safe and open environment.

Aug
20
Mon
Men of Color Support Group
Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Men of Color Support Group

The Men of Color Support Group, sponsored by the Student Health Center and the African American Cultural Center, is a space for African American men to come together in support of one another around issues faced by men of color on the NC State campus. The group promotes authenticity, empowerment, respect, peace and free expression.

Men of Color Support Group @ WSC 356
Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Men of Color Support Group @ WSC 356

The Men of Color Support Group, sponsored by the Student Health Center and the African American Cultural Center, is a space for African American men to come together in support of one another around issues faced by men of color on the NC State campus. The group promotes authenticity, empowerment, respect, peace and free expression. For more information, contact Bradford Hill, M.Ed, LPCA, NCC (bahill2@ncsu.edu)

Aug
21
Tue
African American Cultural Center Open House @ WSC 355
Aug 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
African American Cultural Center Open House @ WSC 355

Join the African American Culture Center as we welcome new and returning students, faculty, and staff at our open house. Check out our newly renovated space, meet our new staff, and enjoy free food. 2-4 PM in Witherspoon 355.

AFS 344: Leadership in African American Communities
Aug 21 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm

Historical, cultural and political examination of the dynamics of leadership in African American communities. Focus on structure of leadership in the context of gender, ideology, and style. Interdisciplinary examination of impact of leaders on broader American society.

Taught by Dr. Kanton T. Reynolds

Male Survivors Support Group @ African American Cultural Center Library
Aug 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Male Survivors Support Group @ African American Cultural Center Library

This group is intended to be a comfortable, safe space for male survivors to come together and talk about the issues of sexual abuse among men, while providing a loving, caring, compassionate environment. All are welcome.

Harambee

Harambee

African AmericanCultural Center Harambee!, Swahili for “Let us come together”, is an opportunity for the campus community to unite at the beginning of the semester to celebrate what will be a year of individual growth and inspire the community to create lasting...

read more

FALL 2018

Aug
17
Fri
AACC – What’s On The Table
Aug 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
AACC - What's On The Table

Held weekly in the AACC living room lounge.  This weekly meet-up is a chat session designed for members of the NC State Community to come together, share perspective, offer support and discuss some of the week’s most pressing issues, in a safe and open environment.

Aug
20
Mon
Men of Color Support Group
Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Men of Color Support Group

The Men of Color Support Group, sponsored by the Student Health Center and the African American Cultural Center, is a space for African American men to come together in support of one another around issues faced by men of color on the NC State campus. The group promotes authenticity, empowerment, respect, peace and free expression.

Men of Color Support Group @ WSC 356
Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Men of Color Support Group @ WSC 356

The Men of Color Support Group, sponsored by the Student Health Center and the African American Cultural Center, is a space for African American men to come together in support of one another around issues faced by men of color on the NC State campus. The group promotes authenticity, empowerment, respect, peace and free expression. For more information, contact Bradford Hill, M.Ed, LPCA, NCC (bahill2@ncsu.edu)

Aug
21
Tue
African American Cultural Center Open House @ WSC 355
Aug 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
African American Cultural Center Open House @ WSC 355

Join the African American Culture Center as we welcome new and returning students, faculty, and staff at our open house. Check out our newly renovated space, meet our new staff, and enjoy free food. 2-4 PM in Witherspoon 355.

AFS 344: Leadership in African American Communities
Aug 21 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm

Historical, cultural and political examination of the dynamics of leadership in African American communities. Focus on structure of leadership in the context of gender, ideology, and style. Interdisciplinary examination of impact of leaders on broader American society.

Taught by Dr. Kanton T. Reynolds

Male Survivors Support Group @ African American Cultural Center Library
Aug 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Male Survivors Support Group @ African American Cultural Center Library

This group is intended to be a comfortable, safe space for male survivors to come together and talk about the issues of sexual abuse among men, while providing a loving, caring, compassionate environment. All are welcome.

NEWS AND EVENTS

Mate Masie Series Faculty Lecture

Mate Masie Series Faculty Lecture

In this interactive presentation, Dr. DeLeon L. Gray, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, co-founder and director of the SMART Collaborative and his collaborator will discuss strategies for successfully applying for grants as early career motivation researchers.

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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.

NC State is one of 80 universities to receive a 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. 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.

NC State is one of 80 universities to receive a 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Read More.