Sanctuary/Lounge Space


The AACAE is your space. We want you to come through. We have couches, a cell phone charging station, and a large flat-screen TV. Come by and study with a friend, connect with faculty or staff during drop-in hours, or just take a nap.


Need to print that paper or assignment for class? The AACAE offers free printing (up to 20 pages a day)! Our goal is not to be a print kiosk, but we want to provide resources for students who utilize the Center. We also have a map that will help you find all the other quick print kiosks located around campus.

Smart TV/Video Games


The Center is equipped with a stereo sound system and a PS3. With our emphasis on academic excellence, during regular Center hours we restrict game play. But be on the lookout for our upcoming Video Game Tournament. Also, if your club wants to host an event in the Center and utilize the blu-ray player or gaming console, just send us an email at and we will work to try to accommodate your request.



Just like redbox, the AACAE has a collection of movies on DVD available for rental. You can rent any one (1) dvd from our blackbox library for one week FREE of charge. Come to the Center and browse our collection, you might find a classic!

Black Brilliance Resource & Reference Library 


The AACAE has a growing collection of books by and/or about Black people, culture and history. Come check out our stacks and find the perfect resource for your research paper or presentation. Learn some history. We have a number of books that are available for loan and several that are available for use in the Center.



Need to work on that paper or take that online quiz? The AACAE has four laptops that are available for student use in the Center. Be sure to save your work to the cloud or on your own flashdrive!

Sankofa House


Sankofa House is an on campus living community intended for students with an interest in exploring Black culture, history, identity, and African diasporic intellectual traditions. Prospective residents must complete a supplemental application regarding their interests in this community; admittance will be contingent upon this application. To find out more please visit HSU's theme housing options. 

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The AACAE sends out weekly announcements regarding upcoming events and opportunities on campus. If you would like to be added to our email list, please contact the Center's Coordinator and request to be added to the list.