African-American Affairs


The office of African-American Affairs is a student-run department that assists African-American students in their educational advancements at ENMU. Our office is a resource on campus!

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We are here to provide cultural information to the university at large, and a place where African-American students feel welcomed and at home. Let African-American Affairs be your home away from home! We can help make the transition to college life easier. We are students as well so we know how it feels to be new on campus. African-American students’ educational success and well-being are our top concerns and priorities. Throughout the year, we hold programs and events to enhance your experience at Eastern.

Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual observance in the United States. The event was first celebrated during a week in February in 1926. The celebration was expanded to a month in 1976, the nation’s bicentennial. Carter G. Woodson selected February to encompass the birthdays of two great Americans who played a prominent role in shaping black history, namely Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, whose birthdays are the 12 and 14, respectively. The department programs events and we always enjoy hearing about suggestions!

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Multicultural Sashing Ceremony

The Multicultural Affairs Sashing Ceremony is a special moment for graduates on their accomplishments, their families, and friends. It is a time to celebrate cultural diversity, reflect on the journey, and look forward to the future. Students are sashed personally by the Chancellor of the university with a Kente. The ceremony is planned on the last Friday of April at 6:00 pm. A heavy hors d'oeuvres reception is provided prior to the event at 5:00 pm. The theme varies every year. Graduates MUST have registered for Commencement and reserved the Kente sash with the Multicultural Affairs Department at least a month prior to the event via email (no exceptions). Emails will be sent yearly with all the details.

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African-American Affairs
Multicultural Center (lower level of the CUB)

ENMU Station 38
1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130
Phone: 575.562.2437
Email: [email protected]