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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Who We Are, What We Do

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/cultdiv/departments/africanamerican/aboutafricanaffairs.html

The Center for African American Affairs promotes opportunities for growth and advancement above and beyond what students may experience within the classroom. African American Affairs develops events, programs and direct services that empower students to find their own voice, and explore the varying levels of their ethnic and cultural identities.

Through guest speakers, cultural outings, and experiential learning, students are prompted to gain a better understanding of the challenges that exist for black students pursuing an education in a predominantly white institution, and are armed with the tools to confront micro-aggressions in everyday life, confront social systems of oppression and promote equity and equality in the standard of education offered to not just African American students, but all students at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

The Center for African American Affairs also provides a number of student support services to help ensure the recruitment, retention, and success of pan-African students at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Some of these services include, are not limited to:

  • Academic Advising (and Peer Tutoring)

  • Career/Professional Development Assistance,

  • Ethnic Student Organization Advising

  • Finacial Counseling Services

  • Recruitment Events

  • Social-cultural Programs and Activities, and

  • Scholarships