Community Service

Department of Africana Studies, Stony Brook University

The Department of Africana Studies is dedicated to the twin goals of academic excellence and social responsibility. Consequently, in addition to traditional classroom instruction, opportunities are provided for AFS students to perform service for the benefit of the community, both on and off campus.

This three-credit course is open to U3 or U4 students enrolled in Stony Brook University in good standing. Admission to this course is limited and requires permission from the Department of Africana Studies.

Community Service may include supervised participation in:

  • BlackWorld Newspaper
  • Africana Studies Library
  • University Gospel Choir
  • UNITI Cultural Center (UCC)
  • Off-campus Church Ministry
  • Community school mentoring
  • Community health organizations
  • Other approved community activities.

Welcome to the Spring 2014 Semester!


For the most up-to-date information, pictures and relevant discussions, visit the new Stony Brook University Africana Studies Department Facebook page!

Check out the AFS Spring 2014 course offerings! Contact the instructing professor for more information about any of the courses.



Congratulations to Associate Professor of Literature, Tracey L. Walters, who received the Outstanding Faculty Member Award from the Stony Brook University Chapter of the NAACP!

Congratulations to Doloresse Cham, the recipient of the 2013 Bliss Verdon Memorial Scholarship.

Congratulations to Delja Revander, the recipient of the 2013 Richard B. Moore Scholarship. 



Department of Africana Studies • Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-4340
Undergraduate Office: 631.632.7470 • Graduate Office: 631.632.7470 • Fax: 631.632.5703