Sites Affiliated with our Department

Frank W. Hale Black Cultural Center

Named in honor of Dr. Frank W. Hale, Jr the Hale Center is considered one of the finest Black Cultural Centers in the country. It is housed in an almost 20,000 square foot facility on OSU’s south campus.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), with the motto Excellence through Diversity is committed to the diversification of The Ohio State University’s student body.

Office of International Affairs Study Abroad Info

The Office of International Affairs cultivates and nurtures the growth of global perspectives at The Ohio State University.

Center for African Studies

The Center for African Studies (CAS) is dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge and the promotion of intellectual debate about Africa on the OSU campus, as well as throughout the greater Columbus metropolitan area, the state of Ohio, and the nation.

Multicultural Center

The Multicultural Center (MCC) is a department within the Office of Student Life at The Ohio State University. Part of our purpose is "Preparing Ohio State Students for Global Citizenship."

National Council for Black Studies

The National Council for Black Studies (NCBS) is the leading organization of Black Studies professionals in the world.  For more than 30 years our members have been at the forefront of driving the development of Black/Africana Studies as a respected academic discipline.  Our commitment to putting theory into practice, however, has also led us to the front lines of community issues throughout the African Diaspora.  Our guiding philosophy is that education should engender both academic excellence and social responsibility.

Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD)

ASWAD is a not-for-profit, tax deductible organization of international scholars seeking to further our understanding of the African Diaspora, that is, the dispersal of people of African descent throughout the world.