Events & Programs
Black Film Club
A film club catered to black students at the University of North Texas where students can create films, documentaries, and learn and have an open discussion about the history of black filmmaking.
Black Graduate Student Organization
The Black Graduate Student Organization is here to serve the needs of graduate students at UNT. We are here to help you feel welcome here and provide a support network as you work towards your graduate degree!
Black Student Union
The Black Student Union or BSU, (Previously the Coalition of Black Organizations, CoBO) is the presiding organization representing marginalized students of African descent at the University of North Texas. It is our job to educate, uplift, support and empower our students with a variety of programming, professional and leadership development seminars, workshops, and social justice training. BSU is committed to creating an intentional, empowered and engaged community that centers the intersectional black student experience at UNT.
National Association for Advancement of Colored People
The NAACP was formed partly in response to the horrific practice of lynching and the 1908 race riot in Springfield, the capital of Illinois and resting place of President Abraham Lincoln. Appalled at the violence that was committed against blacks, a group of white liberals that included Mary White Ovington and Oswald Garrison Villard, both the descendants of abolitionists, William English Walling and Dr. Henry Moscowitz, issued a call for a meeting to discuss racial justice. Some 60 people, seven of whom were African American (including W. E. B. Du Bois, Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Mary Church Terrell), signed the call, which was released on the centennial of Lincoln's birth. Since those times the NAACP has been fighting for the justice and equality of all people of color.
National Association of Black Accountants
Since 1969, the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. has been the leader in expanding the influence of minority professionals in the fields of accounting and finance.
National Association of Black Journalists
UNT-NABJ is the most active and premier journalism organization on campus! Our mission is to provide services and programs for journalism students of color so that they can excel in the field post-graduation.
National Black Law Student Association Pre-Law Division
NBLSA is a global catalyst for the respect, acceptance, and engagement of Black law students in law schools, communities, and throughout the legal profession. Here we will make sure that everyone has the tools they need to succeed in their efforts to get into the law school of their choice. Also, we will strive to make a difference in the community, and inspire the youth.
National Society of Black Engineers
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE, pronounced “nez-bee”) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit association that is owned and managed by its members. The organization is dedicated to the academic and professional success of African-American engineering students and professionals. NSBE offers its members leadership training, professional development, mentoring opportunities, career placement services and more! NSBE is comprised of more than 300 collegiate, 75 professional and 75 pre-college chapters nationwide and overseas.
Nigerian Student Organization
The Nigerian Student Organization (NSO) was created to establish and develop a platform to represent the Nigerian Students in North Texas. NSO's mission is to create a safe space where Nigerian students can embrace and celebrate their culture while connecting with other students in the UNT community. We welcome anyone who seeks a deeper understanding of the Nigerian culture.
We are poetic justice. "We advocate literacy and written expression through every form of artistic license to heighten, brighten and enlighten our community to remove notoriety placed in present day society. We are not black. We are not brown, white or yellow. Our faces are many and our skin is transparent. However, our views are solid and will not be moved. We are all levels of intellectuals striving for change and peace in minds. We prefer to perform rather than conform. We come in all forms - not just poets."
Progressive Black Student Organization
The mission of PBSO is to help stimulate the minds of young African American students by bringing about social awareness and promoting interest in issues plaguing minority communities by way of forum meetings and events. We are here to promote and enhance pride, unity, dignity, self-respect and integrity among students at the University of North Texas.
Students of East Africa
Students of East Africa (S.E.A.) embodies and represents a grand-scale of East African ethnicities at The University of North Texas. This organization consists of countries such as Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Uganda, Djibouti, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, Sudan, and South Sudan. Through the act community service, this organization will provide a means for students to connect with surrounding communities by lending a helping hand to those in need. The overall goal of this organization aims to create a safe space, where professional and social connections are harvested. S.E.A. will provide opportunities for students to learn about various cultures, develop meaningful relationships, and unite the East African community as a whole.
National Pan-Hellenic Council
The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated (NPHC) is currently composed of nine (9) International Greek letter Sororities and Fraternities: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. NPHC promotes interaction through forums, meetings and other mediums for the exchange of information and engages in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions. Currently there are 7 of the 9 fraternities and sororities of the National Pan-Hellenic Council that are chartered at the University of North Texas. Those organizations are:
- Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated-Eta Epsilon chapter
- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated- Epsilon Mu chapter
- Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated- Phi Gamma chapter
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated- Zeta Eta chapter
- Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated- Zeta Beta chapter
- Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated- Eta Alpha chapter
- Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Incorporated- Delta Kappa chapter
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Eta Epsilon
Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and Love for all Mankind
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
The small group of women who organized the Sorority was conscious of a privileged position as college-trained women of color, just one generation removed from slavery. They were resolute that their college experiences should be as meaningful and productive as possible. Alpha Kappa Alpha was founded to apply that determination; however, its influence extends beyond campus quads and student interest. It has a legacy of service that deepens, rather than ends, with college graduation.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Since its inception, Ferocious Phi Gamma Chapter has made many accomplishments that deserve praise. It has been a viable part of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and an asset to University of North Texas (formerly North Texas State University). The chapter has upheld the four cardinal principles on which the fraternity was founded: Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift. It has manifested in its members the true meaning of brotherhood and the importance of freedom for all men. On the date of December 21, 1968, the Phi Gamma chapter became the FIRST historically Black fraternity on a predominantly white campus in the South.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (ΦΒΣ) was founded January 9, 1914 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. Our Fraternity Motto is "Culture For Service, Service For Humanity." and our Fraternity Principles are "Brotherhood, Scholarship, and Service". The Zeta Beta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. was founded on the campus of The University of North Texas May 1, 1973.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Organized on November 12, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana at Butler University by seven school teachers, the sorority was founded on and continues to be steadfastly committed to the tenets of excellence in Scholarship, Sisterhood and Service. Sigma Gamma Rho has a proud legacy of providing positive and proactive community leadership and support when and wherever needed as indicated by the sorority's international slogan, "Greater Service, Greater Progress."
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African/African American/Black Focused Courses
Make sure to check the class schedule, course catalog, or with your academic advisor to make sure the classes are available.
Search academic programs
- AEAH 4822 - African Art
- AGER 4560 - Minority Aging
- ANTH 3130 - African-American Anthropology
- ANTH 3400 - Peoples and Cultures of Africa
- CJUS 3500 - Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice
- CJUS 3700 - Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice
- CJUS 4870 - Topics in Criminal Justice
- COMM 4260 - Performance and Culture
- DANC 4600 - Movement Topics in World Dance
- ENGL 3920 - Ethnic American Literatures
- ENGL 4245 - Postcolonial Literature and Theory
- ENGL 4260 - African American Literature
- FREN 4420 - Language and Culture in North Africa
- HIST 4110 - British Empire in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific
- HIST 4260 - Topics in History (when topic relates to African-American studies)
- HIST 4263 - Topics in African-, Asian- or Latin American History (when topic relates to African-American studies)
- HIST 4280 - French Frontier in North America
- HIST 4282 - Settler Colonialism and Empire
- HIST 4283 - Decolonization in Asia and Africa
- HIST 4440 - African American History and Culture to 1865
- HIST 4450 - African American History and Culture Since 1865
- HIST 4451 - African-American History During Segregation Era
- HIST 4455 - History of Black Women in America
- HIST 4580 - Africa to the Nineteenth Century
- HIST 4590 - Modern Africa
- HIST 4830 - The Old South
- HIST 4840 - The New South
- HIST 4890 - Civil Rights and Black Power Movements in the U.S.
- INFO 4685 - Information Resources in Culturally Diverse Communities
- JOUR 4250 - Race, Gender and the Media: A Methods Approach
- MRTS 4520 - African-American Film
- MUET 3030 - Music Cultures of the World
- MUET 3050 - Music of Africa
- MUET 3060 - African-American Music
- MUET 3617 - African Music and Movement
- MUJS 4470 - History of Jazz
- PSCI 3100 - Topics in American Government (when topic relates to African-American studies)
- PSCI 4200 - Constitutional Law: Powers of Government
- SOCI 2010 - Race, Class, Gender and Ethnicity
- WGST 2420 - Race, Class, Gender and Ethnicity
- WGST 4460 - History of Black Women in America
Allied Community Groups
National Black Trans Advocacy Coalition
Our Mission help improve the black transgender human experience by overcoming violence and injustice in the world through the power, value and love of all people! Our Motto “Become The Change You Want To See In The World."
United Negro College Fund
UNCF’s mission is to build a robust and nationally-recognized pipeline of under-represented students who, because of UNCF support, become highly-qualified college graduates and to ensure that our network of member institutions is a respected model of best practice in moving students to and through college.
The Afiya Center
Founded and operated by black women, The Afiya Center seeks to quell reproductive oppression. African-American women are at a higher risk of contracting HIV/AIDS than women in other communities. The Dallas organization has created a bail fund in response to the city’s recent demonstrations. Those who have been arrested because of the protests or curfew are encouraged to fill out a form to receive legal assistance.
Black Trans Advocacy Coalition
Located in Carrollton, the Black Trans Advocacy Coalition was founded to improve black trans lives, particularly in areas like health, employment and housing. They’ve set up a grant program to help provide trans people with necessities like food and shelter during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Black Youth Project 100 is a national nonprofit organization of black youth activists working to create justice and freedom for all. Although it was originally founded in Chicago in 2013, it’s since opened a Dallas chapter. Donations to BYP100 will support the organization’s daily work as well as provide bail funds, legal support and mutual aid for black activists.
Dallas Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression
This grassroots organization works to stop police wrongdoing, prison profiteering, economic inequity and racist political repression.
The House of Rebirth
A North Texas-based nonprofit organization, The House of Rebirth supports black trans women by providing resources for counseling, housing and medical needs. Among THOR’s ultimate goals is to lengthen the lives of African-American trans women who are at a disproportionate risk of being murdered, especially in Texas.
NAACP Denton County
NAACP was Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization in the country. We are the Denton County Branch.