The Department of Africana Studies was established in 1994 to expose the campus and wider community to the cultural, historical, social, political, economic, and religious contributions of Africa, African Americans and people of African descent throughout the Diaspora. Students may choose to earn a Major or Minor degree in Africana Studies.
The Department of Africana Studies works with the Collaboratory for Urban and Intercultural Learning to sponsor cultural events, public lectures, exhibits, artistic performances, and two student organizations: The Black Student Association and The African Student Club.
What’s Goin’ On?
What’s Goin’On? is a monthly community forum that interprets black socio-political issues from an Afrocentric perspective. It provides opportunity for a candid and spirited discussion of such topics as the career and ideology of Barack Obama, the history and philosophy of the reparations movement, and the political significance of Hispanic immigration for the Black community. What’s Goin’ On? also offers a platform for exploring such volatile issues as Black/White student dating, campus racism and discrimination.