Center for Africana Studies


"Who we are as African-Americans, as black folks in the diaspora, our cultural destiny, has been shaped by both the enslaved and the free" 

-Bell Hooks


The Center for Africana Studies at OSU offers a minor in Africana studies, and a wide variety of programming that addresses central questions of Black life in all its dimensions within and across cultural, artistic, political, economic, social, religious, and transnational arenas. It serves as a primary scholarly resource for OSU students, faculty, and staff who are seeking to gain knowledge and information related to Africa and its Diaspora. In order to make this work possible, the Center engages speakers from near and far to address questions around Black life in the diaspora, as well as pressing questions around antiracism and the work of racial justice. It also seeks to inaugurate Africana-specific study abroad experiences for students who want to engage first-hand with global variations of Black people, production and expression on location.

We are asking you to join our endeavors. Please consider helping us:

  • to bring nationally and internationally renowned speakers to campus by helping to fund the fees and travel costs this requires.
  • support study abroad scholarships to locations and/or travel focused on the Black experience in its varied dimensions. Destinations include important sites of learning in the United States, such as Washington, D.C., as well as locations further abroad.

The Center for Africana Studies serves as a primary scholarly resource for OSU students, faculty, and staff who are seeking to gain knowledge and information related to Africa and its Diaspora. It also offers a space of connection for students, and faculty, and community members to come together in spaces of learning, reciprocity, and care. Help us reach our goals by investing in the Center for Africana Studies. 

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Happy Hour Challenge - Day One
It's time to push for your Orange Passion to receive the most donations during the Happy Hour challenge! The group that receives the most donations between 3pm-8pm (CST) during this challenge will receive an extra $500 for their Greatest Needs Fund!
Rank Prize Orange Passions Gifts
1 $500 Athletics 254
2 College of Arts and Sciences 55
3 College of Education and Human Sciences 46
4 Pete's Pet Posse (Pet Therapy) 39
5 Ferguson College of Agriculture 33
6 CEAT 25
7 Spears School of Business 20
8 Homecoming 18
9 Libraries 16
10 Scholarships 14
11 Basic Needs Security 12
12 New Frontiers 10
13 College of Veterinary Medicine 8
14 Diversity and Inclusion 8
15 Greenwood School of Music 7
16 Global Studies & Partnerships 7
17 Transfer and Student Veteran Success 6
18 Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund 6
19 Cowboy Marching Band 5
20 Women for OSU 4
21 Doel Reed Center in Taos 3
22 Global Student Experience 3
23 McKnight Center for the Performing Arts 3
24 Counseling Services 3
25 Honors College 2
26 Campus Beautification 2
27 Center for Health Sciences 2
28 Leadership 1
29 OSU-Tulsa 1
30 Caring for Our Students 1
31 Center for Africana Studies 0
32 Academic Success 0
33 Allied Arts 0
34 America's Healthiest Campus 0
35 Graduate College 0
36 Keeping Campus Safe 0
37 KOSU Radio 0
38 Museum of Art 0
39 OSU Institute of Technology 0
40 OSU-Oklahoma City 0
41 OSUTeach 0
42 Support the Financial Management Association 0
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Happy Hour Challenge - Day Two
It's time to push for your Orange Passion to receive the most donations during the Happy Hour challenge! The group that receives the most donations between 3pm-6pm (CST) during this challenge will receive an extra $500 for their Greatest Needs Fund!
Rank Prize Orange Passions Gifts
1 $500 College of Arts and Sciences 37
2 College of Education and Human Sciences 31
3 Ferguson College of Agriculture 22
4 CEAT 21
5 Pete's Pet Posse (Pet Therapy) 16
6 Spears School of Business 15
7 Homecoming 14
8 Athletics 13
9 Basic Needs Security 12
10 Doel Reed Center in Taos 11
11 Scholarships 10
12 New Frontiers 10
13 OSU-Oklahoma City 9
14 Libraries 9
15 Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund 9
16 College of Veterinary Medicine 7
17 Global Studies & Partnerships 5
18 Greenwood School of Music 4
19 Center for Health Sciences 3
20 Women for OSU 3
21 Cowboy Marching Band 3
22 Campus Beautification 2
23 KOSU Radio 2
24 Transfer and Student Veteran Success 2
25 Diversity and Inclusion 1
26 Counseling Services 1
27 Keeping Campus Safe 1
28 Caring for Our Students 1
29 Honors College 1
30 Center for Africana Studies 0
31 Academic Success 0
32 Allied Arts 0
33 America's Healthiest Campus 0
34 Global Student Experience 0
35 Graduate College 0
36 Leadership 0
37 McKnight Center for the Performing Arts 0
38 Museum of Art 0
39 OSU Institute of Technology 0
40 OSU-Tulsa 0
41 OSUTeach 0
42 Support the Financial Management Association 0
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