Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center
Annual Awards and Recognition Program
The Bolinga Center joins the University leadership and the Deans various colleges in honoring African American graduates with kente stoles. Scholarships for African American students, and the African American student leadership awards are announced.
Black History Month Programs
Activities focusing on African American culture and heritage, and sponsored by BBCRC and/or co-sponsored by student organizations, colleges, and departments.
Black Scholars Speaker Series
Features nationally recognized African American leaders and scholars, in collaboration with the African and African American Studies Program.
Each quarter, BBCRC sponsors programs designed to provide opportunities outside of class that support curricular instruction. Authentic African Hour and the Conversations with... Series are examples of programs that may be eligible for extra class credit.
Community/Alumni Speaker Series
Features WSU alumni and/or local African American leaders and scholars in intimate dialogue with students.
Book Discussion Club
The Bolinga Center has organized a book discussion club to encourage dialogue around African American life and culture, and to increase understanding of the African roots of Black culture in the American diaspora. Some of our past book discussions have been about the books What is the What by Dave Eggers, The Prisoner's Wife : A Memoir by asha bandele and The White Architects of Black Education. by Dr. William "Bill" Watkins.
Fall quarter celebration highlighting the seven principles of Kwanzaa.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Commemoration and Bolinga Anniversary
Annual winter program honoring Dr. King and celebrating the anniversary of the Bolinga Center opening January 15, 1971.
Multicultural Welcome Reception
Annual fall reception for all new and returning African American faculty, staff, and students, co-sponsored with the Women's Center, Asian/Hispanic/Native American Center, and Organization for Black Faculty and Staff (OBFS).
Student Leadership Institute
Features WSU alumni and/or local African American leaders and scholars in intimate dialogue with students to help prepare them for leadership roles. Those completing the program are designated Bolinga Fellows.
Student Organization Support
BBCRC serves as an advisor to several student groups, including the Black Student Union, Black Men on the Move, African Student Union, and Black Women Striving Forward.
In conjunction with the University College, BBCRC provides tutorial support for eligible students in courses like math, science, and the social sciences. Each quarter the center disseminates information about tutorials to the university community.
The VISION Mentoring Program
The VISION Mentoring Program (VMP) was developed to promote the adjustment of first-year African American students to the Wright State University community and to facilitate their retention and graduation.