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African, African American Resource Center


The African and African American Resource Center supports the core values of diversity and multiculturalism in the mission of Northeastern Illinois University and the Pedroso Center's commitment to social justice through the support of African and African American students, faculty, staff, alumni and other interested members of the NEIU community. The Resource Center was developed to:

  • Promote the engagement and integration of African and African American communities and cultures into all aspects of NEIU.
  • Foster a welcoming environment and sense of belonging in the University community for people of African descent.
  • Explore, celebrate and strengthen identity, unity and a sense of pride and dignity based on one's rightful cultural heritage.
  • Educate the campus community regarding the needs and contributions of Africans and African Americans in an effort to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of human difference.

For more information visit: The African and African American Resource Center.