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 Fall 2014 Semester!

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



Congratulations to M.A. Candidate in Africana Studies Shevonne Cleveland who will be presenting a paper at the 2014 Oxford University Women's Leadership Symposium!

Check out assistant professor Zebulon Miletsky's recent discussion in HuffPost Live, "Race: More Than Skin Deep."

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 assistant professor Abena Asare who was awarded a 2014 Presidential Mini-Grant for Departmental Diversity.



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