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Campus community invited to Black History Month events

WVU announces its Black History Month events, including the annual Black Excellence Awards and Celebration of Diversity & Inclusion at WVU at the women’s basketball game, as well as “Black Minds Matter,” a seminar on black students’ mental health.

Event details:

Feb. 17, 7 p.m., Erickson Alumni Center
Third Annual Black Excellence Awards
– Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Pi Mu Chapter
This event celebrates all black undergraduate students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Feb. 22, 5 p.m., WVU Coliseum
Third Annual Celebration of Diversity & Inclusion at WVU through Athletics Women's Basketball Game 

Booths will include activities such as arts, coloring, games and giveaways. Each participant will receive an “I Belong” t-shirt and WVU students will also receive free admission to the game.

Feb. 25, 6 p.m., Life Sciences Building, Room G11
Black Minds Matter – Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Pi Mu Chapter 

“Black Minds Matter” will address the mental ailments black students face on a daily basis and provide solutions to these challenges. The seminar will be led by keynote speaker Anthony Ferguson, who currently serves as the Midwestern Regional Executive Director for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. 

Feb. 27, 7 p.m., Mountainlair Ballrooms
SGA Intersectionality Coalition 

The purpose of an Intersectionality Coalition is to provide underrepresented students a platform on campus. The Student Government Association will initiate and house this coalition so that underrepresented students can collaborate and be heard on campus.

March 24, 7 p.m. Monongahela Room of the Mountainlair (Rescheduled from Feb. 20)
Intercommunal Allyship in Practice: Showing up for the Black LGBTQ+ Community - CBC&R & LGBTQ+ Center 

A panel discussion to discuss the challenges of the Black LGBTQ+ community and the support available on campus.

Also of note: The fraternities and sororities of the National Pan-Hellenic Council will also host a series of educational programs and service projects throughout Black History Month. For information about these programs, follow @NPHCWVU on Twitter or @WVU.NPHC on Instagram.