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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:

  • 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. 


When you support the Center for Africana Studies, you help shape the future for Oklahoma State University. By contributing during Give Orange, you make our future a brighter orange! 

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Faculty and Staff Challenge - $5K
The first $5,000 given by faculty and staff will be matched dollar for dollar!
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Happy Hour Challenge!
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 $1,000 for their Greatest Needs Fund!
Rank Prize Orange Passions Gifts
1 $1,000 Athletics 69
2 College of Education and Human Sciences 49
3 Ferguson College of Agriculture 46
4 College of Arts and Sciences 37
5 Spears School of Business 28
6 Contribute to the Senior Class Gift! 19
7 College of Veterinary Medicine 18
8 CEAT 14
9 Homecoming 11
10 Pete's Pet Posse (Pet Therapy) 10
11 Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund 10
12 Libraries 8
13 Food Insecurity 8
14 Doel Reed Center in Taos 7
15 Global Studies & Partnerships 7
16 Alumni Association Chapters 6
17 Cowboy Marching Band 4
18 Women for OSU 4
19 Campus Beautification 3
20 Scholarships 3
21 KOSU Radio 2
22 Museum of Art 2
23 Greenwood School of Music 2
24 America's Healthiest Campus 2
25 OSU-Tulsa 2
26 OSU-Oklahoma City 2
27 Caring for Our Students 2
28 Center for Health Sciences 1
29 Diversity and Inclusion 1
30 Leadership 1
31 OSU Institute of Technology 1
32 Honors College 1
33 Support Former Foster Youth at OSU! 1
34 Mortar Board 0
35 Department of Theatre 0
36 Department of Art 0
37 Center for Africana Studies 0
38 Misc Funds 0
39 Academic Success 0
40 Counseling Services 0
41 Study Abroad 0
42 Graduate College 0
43 Keeping Campus Safe 0
44 McKnight Center for the Performing Arts 0
45 Transfer and Student Veteran Success 0
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Students Helping Students Challenge - $1K
Students - Want to unlock $1K in emergency funding for students in need? The first 150 students to make a gift will help unlock $1,000 for the Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund.
150 / 150 Gifts
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Night Owl Challenge!
Wake up Cowboys! It's time to push for your Orange Passion to receive the most donations during the Night Owl Challenge! The group that receives the most donations between 9pm-2am (CST) during this challenge will receive an extra $1,000 for their Greatest Needs Fund!
Rank Prize Orange Passions Gifts
1 $1,000 College of Arts and Sciences 10
2 College of Education and Human Sciences 8
3 CEAT 7
4 College of Veterinary Medicine 4
5 Greenwood School of Music 4
6 Support Former Foster Youth at OSU! 3
7 Contribute to the Senior Class Gift! 3
8 Pete's Pet Posse (Pet Therapy) 3
9 Homecoming 3
10 Alumni Association Chapters 2
11 Food Insecurity 2
12 Athletics 2
13 Ferguson College of Agriculture 2
14 Mortar Board 2
15 Caring for Our Students 1
16 Cowboy Marching Band 1
17 Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund 1
18 Transfer and Student Veteran Success 1
19 Libraries 1
20 Department of Theatre 1
21 Diversity and Inclusion 1
22 Department of Art 0
23 Center for Africana Studies 0
24 Misc Funds 0
25 Academic Success 0
26 America's Healthiest Campus 0
27 Campus Beautification 0
28 Center for Health Sciences 0
29 Counseling Services 0
30 Doel Reed Center in Taos 0
31 Study Abroad 0
32 Global Studies & Partnerships 0
33 Graduate College 0
34 Honors College 0
35 Keeping Campus Safe 0
36 KOSU Radio 0
37 Leadership 0
38 McKnight Center for the Performing Arts 0
39 Museum of Art 0
40 OSU Institute of Technology 0
41 OSU-Oklahoma City 0
42 OSU-Tulsa 0
43 Scholarships 0
44 Spears School of Business 0
45 Women for OSU 0
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