Each year we come together to celebrate and honor our graduating ABC seniors on their amazing accomplishment. Black Grad is the AARCC's largest event of the year drawing in more than 500 students and their loved ones.
Applications are now open! If you would like to participate in the 2017 Black Grad ceremony, please complete this form in its entirety by Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 11:59p. If you need assistance in completing this application, please contact Cierra Sherman, firstname.lastname@example.org. More details to come. Be well! #ClassOf2017
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 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:
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 is a movie night that helps to build community and also form discussion around Black people in Hollywood.
Wellness Week is a week full of events that encourages healthy living and self-care.