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 2015 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!

The AFS Open House will be on March 4, 2015 from 12:30pm - 2:20pm. All are invited!






Elizabeth Nunez to speak at the Humanities Institute on Tuesday, April 7th 4PM HUM 1008



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