Black History Month Celebration

Black History Month Celebration is the celebration of the history, culture, traditions and contributions of African Americans. The celebration is recognized every February.

Black Excellence 365 – The Blackout: Black Student Organization Showcase

Friday, February 3, 2023 - 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Kirkhof Center Lobby

The Blackout: Black Student Organization Showcase, is an opportunity for students to engage with Black and Afro led registered student organizations and learn about how they can get involved. Come out and enjoy some food, music, and games with your Black and Afro led registered student organizations!

NPHC Night with GVSU Basketball

Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 6:00pm (Women’s Game), 8:00pm (Men’s Game)

Location: GVSU Fieldhouse Arena

The National Pan-Hellenic Council will be celebrated during the GVSU Women’s and Men’s Basketball games. Come learn about the NPHC at GVSU and enjoy a performance from our organizations during halftime of the Men’s game.

Taste of Soul

Friday, February 17, 2023 - 12:00pm-1:00pm

Location: Holton-Hooker Living and Learning Center (HHLC) – Multipurpose Room

Join us to share in the deep Southern, African-American tradition of soul food. This style of cooking originated when African Americans, enslaved, were given the leftover scraps. With the items that were available, a variety of wholesome dishes were created. Come try a sample of the dishes we know as soul food.

For the Culture: Quiz Bowl

Friday, March 17, 2023 - 2:00pm-5:00pm

Location: DeVos Center (Pew Campus) – Charles W. Loosemore Auditorium (DEV122E)

In collaboration with the GVSU African & African American Studies program, our quiz bowl will focus on Africa and the Diaspora as it relates to history, language, geography, culture, music, and anything else you can think of. Flex your knowledge, eat some good food, and see if you can walk away with one of our great prizes! To register, visit

Events are free and open to the public. For information on parking or for individuals requiring special accommodations, please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at (616) 331-2177. You may also visit our website at or email us at [email protected].

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Black History Month Contact

Phillip Todd
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Grand Valley State University
Email: [email protected] 
Phone: (616) 331-2177

Page last modified February 13, 2023