Allegheny Black Studies students turn passion into action

We’ll help open up a conversation that reflects the breadth and depth of African American experiences through real-world opportunities, from Allegheny’s own campus to places across the globe.

Our black studies students expand their knowledge through internships, study away, exchange programs, student organizations, and more.

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Members of the club Black Girl Magic posing at a club showcase
On-Campus Involvement

There are various student clubs and organizations that students with an interest in black studies can get involved in right here on campus, including:

  • African Students Association
  • Association for the Advancement of Black Culture (ABC)
  • Black Girl Magic (BGM)
  • Men of Color Advancement Association (MOCAA)
  • Queer People of Color (QPOC)
Summer Study Tour

Instructed by JW P. Heuchert, this study tour is an investigation of development, change, and transition in South Africa, where exquisite animal and plant life, rich human diversity, complex history, and an exciting future make it a unique location to learn about another country and other cultures.

Student in class
Students at Study Away Fair
Exchange Program

Allegheny offers an exchange program to South Africa University of Natal, Durban, or Pietermaritzburg Campuses, all locations in areas rich with history. The university offers courses that both supplement and enhance Allegheny’s curriculum. Students may study at Natal for one semester or for the entire academic year.