The vision of the Center is to advance educational equity for students of African descent by serving as a unifying force for many efforts to ensure the highest potential for and self-determination by students, using an afrocentric paradigm.
Objectives of the Center
- To function as a nexus for intellectual development and passing on the Black intellectual tradition so that it may be used to engage in deep and creative thought about exploring, understanding and addressing the challenges that face Africana communities and society at large
- To reaffirm Africana cultures and identities and support cultural continuity and recreation
- To unify and support services to students of African descemt
- To build bridges between Africana students on campus through a unifying Pan African ideology, while building bridges between Africana students and the university.
- To serve as an empowerment zone, connecting students to opportunities, resources, and skills for graduate school and the professional world in a culturally aligned manner
- To facilitate student community involvement based on the maatian principles of truth, justice, and righteousness
- To offer the entire campus cultural programs that afford them the opportunities to see and appreciate reality through the lenses or worldview(s) of peoples of African descent