Our Programs

MLK Commemoration Week 

In collaboration with various university departments and student organizations, this week commemorates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Each program serves both as an educational and inspirational outlet, which honors one of our nation’s most revered civil rights leaders.

Black History Month

African American Programs & Services sponsors and co-sponsors various events throughout the month of February, in recognition of the national month which honors and pays tribute to the history and events of the African Diaspora.

UJIMA: A Night of Excellence

In collaboration with the Black Faculty and Staff Association, African American Programs & Services hosts an award ceremony which recognizes faculty, staff and students for their work within the campus community and abroad. Ujima, one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa, meaning collective work and responsibility combines the rich tradition of recognition and the celebration of those individuals who have progressively worked toward the advancement of community.


Meaning “Celebration” in Swahili, is an opportunity to provide African and African American graduates with a more intimate and African-centered means of recognizing and honoring their achievement amongst a community of peers, family and friends.

Sherehe is celebrated twice a year at the conclusion of Fall and Spring semesters.

Welcome Black Week

A week designed to assist in the transition to NKU and to welcome new and returning students to campus. Students will enjoy networking with faculty, staff and alumni, attend events highlighting campus resources,  and listen to speakers that will encourage them as they begin their academic year!


Countdown to 25 Celebration! 

African American Programs and Services is turning 25 years old and we want you to help us celebrate! AAP&S is planning a: "Countdown to 25" celebration that includes current students, alumni, faculty, and staff that will kickoff the rich history of our program and highlight the best of what's yet to come! Please keep your eyes and ears open for more information!