February 2015: Black History MonthFeaturing University of Rochester clubs and organizations that focus on black pride and African or African American heritage.
Douglass Leadership House (DLH)
Named after Rochester icon Frederick Douglass, the mission of the Douglass Leadership House is to celebrate and raise awareness of the many facets of the black experience including its culture, politics, history, and Diasporic roots. For the first time in University of Rochester (UR) history, the Douglass House will present a physical expression of Douglass' principles, while serving to connect students, alumni, and the Rochester community. DLH has also been the recipient of the Student Organization of the Year Award (2012-2013) at the Rockies, and several other awards. Their motto is: "From Vision to Action."
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Founded in 1971, NSBE's mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.
Student Organization for Caribbean Awareness (SOCA)
SOCA promotes the values and richness that are found among West Indian and Caribbean nations. Their goal is to strengthen the presence of people of Caribbean descent on campus. SOCA educates the public about the uniqueness that exists among specific nations in the West Indies and creates a community where students can relate to others similar to them.
Pan-African Students Association
PASA was created in 2012 to foster a culturally diverse environment and reinforce unity among its members as well as the general student body. They promote a greater understanding of the diverse cultures and traditions found in Africa. PASA also welcomes and assists incoming African students at the University, and creates opportunities where members can give back to the community through service.
Black Students' Union (BSU)
Founded in 1968, The Black Students' Union serves to promote social and cultural awareness while fostering diversification within the University of Rochester. Their goal as a student organization is to improve community relations within the university arena.