Annual Events

African Appreciation Day

African Appreciation Day is a semi-annual event started in 1990 and was created by Pi Psi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. to celebrate African heritage outside of Black History Month. 

African Student Union (ASU) Cultural Show

The goal of the Annual ASU Cultural Show is to share the experience of the African Student Union and to help increase awareness about issues effecting the African Diaspora. Through African folklore, tales, and political history, students will learn what it means to be African. The ASU cultural show is unique in that it explores the stories of immigrant students and their families through portrayal of their struggle in coming to America and finding their individual place in higher education. By exposing students to the personal experiences of the children of Africa, the show engages the community on a journey into the homes of students who have immigrated to America from countries of the African Diaspora. This show represents and gives light to the fun, beauty, and very real politics of the African continent.

Black History Month

Each February, several events recognize the achievements and contributions of African Americans. Programs include receptions, mixers, dinners, documentary screenings, and speakers.

Community Day

Community day is a day to be active and have fun while building a bond with other community members. There are outdoor games such as flag football, soccer, rock wall climbing and more.

Grad POC Mixer

The Grad People of Color Mixer is an event that will provide a space for students on the graduate level to have an opportunity to mix and mingle and enjoy each others company. The Grad P.O.C. Mixer will include members from the following Ethnic Resource Centers:

- The African American Resource and Cultural Center

- The Asian American/Pacific Islander Resource Center

- El Centro

- The American Indian Resource Center

Junior Series

Junior Series are workshops that help juniors prepare for graduation and life after undergrad.

Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial Convocation

An affirmation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s mission and legacy, this event established in 1984 features a guest speaker and opens dialogue on current issues using a practical application to his peaceful approach to equality.

Soul Cinema:

Soul Cinema is a movie night that helps to build community and also form discussion around Black people in Hollywood.

Wellness Week

Wellness Week is a week full of events that encourages healthy living and self-care.