Melanin Mondays


A space for US to celebrate our diverse Black campus communiity. This biweekly miniseries features dance workouts, giveaways, Black community building opportunities and more. Come by our table on the Quad or tap in via one our virtual platforms for more information.   

Black to the Land



Students enjoying a kayking trip

A monthly community building trip that explores the local beauty that Humboldt County has to offer. The trips embed culturally relevant conversations and information from across the African Diaspora that explore the connections between Blackness and the natural environment. 

Black Liberation & History Month


In collaboration with campus and community partners, the Umoja Center for Pan African Student Excellence works to coordinate a number of activities and events that celebrate Black history at Cal Poly Humboldt. While the Center celebrates and promotes Black scholarship, genius, and excellence on a daily basis, we shine a special light on Black culture, politics, and community achievements in February. The Black Liberation Month planning committee begins working in the Fall to join the Black Liberation (History) Month planning committee, contact us at

Talking Drum

This space is inspired by the many West Afrcan communities that use the djembe or talking drum to send messeges or communicate to each other. Talking Drum is space for students to develop connections, communicate and explore. Together we develop tools and positive strategies to support us in navigating higher education, intrapersonal skills and life after college.  

Black Grad Celebration


 Student celebrating at Black grad

BLACK EXCELLENCE ON FULL DISPLAY! Black Grad is an annual tradition at Cal Poly Humboldt where the campus community gathers with friends and loved ones to celebrate and honor the academic achievements of our diverse Black students. Black graduates have an opportunity to share special moments on a very special occasion.