Office of Student Life

Multicultural Center

African and African American

The Student Life Multicultural Center’s African and African American Initiatives (AFAM) celebrates and continues the rich traditions, heritage and presence of the African Diaspora at Ohio State. We work in collaboration with students, and other stakeholders, to provide programs centered on enhancing student knowledge and understanding of American history and awareness of current social issues impacting Black and African communities. The MCC creates space for students to connect with one another to enhance individual and collective cultural capital to thrive at Ohio State.

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For additional information about programs and services, please contact Katherine Betts.

Signature Events

- Family Affair and Reunion

- United Black World Month

- African American Heritage Festival 

- African and African American Farewell Graduation Celebration

How to Get Connected

- Ujima Leadership Collective

- Heritage Festival Planning Committee

Mentorship Programs

 - Sankofa Mentorship Program