Center of Pan-African Culture

Center for Pan-African Culture

The Center of Pan-African Culture (CPAC) is an integral partner in the mission of the Department of Africana Studies. CPAC brings together the people, tools, information, and support every student needs to be academically successful at KSU. Furthermore, students will find that CPAC provides a dynamic calendar of student cultural and social activities that make the total KSU experience more fulfilling.

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Sociocultural programming fund 

President Warren has allocated funds to a social and cultural programming fund to shape a broader and more inclusive cultural and social programming effort at Kent State. The objective of this opportunity coincides with several of Kent State University’s core values; to ensure engagement that inspires positive change, to bring greater understanding of the diversity of culture, beliefs, identity, thought, and to show respect, kindness and purpose in all that we do.

The use of these funds will support programming to enhance the experience of students who are underrepresented (students of color) and underserved students who are typically first generation, LGBTQ+, deaf/hearing-impaired students, autism spectrum students, and/or differently abled students.

Apply for sociocultural programming funding

Dr. Asantewa Sunni Ali, Director Center of Pan-African Culture

About CPAC Director

Meet Asantewa Sunni-Ali, Ph.D. Director, Center of Pan-African Culture

Student lights candle on Kinara during 2018 Pre-Kwanzaa celebration.

Fulani Institute Fall 2019

About the Fulani Institute

Center of Pan-African Culture presents Pan-African Festival

CPAC Student Organization Registration

CPAC is open to all who are looking for culturally diverse activities. The Center not only offers academic enrichment, but social and cultural enrichment through its promotion of local, regional, and international talent programs, international exchanges, and invitations to scholars and artists from the world over to share their ideas and experiences.

Register CPAC student organization