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A list of resources for African American students.


In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, "We are not makers of history, we are made by history." These words are especially reverberated during Black History Month. The Office of Intercultural Relations invites you to participate and experience a historical or contemporary narrative reflecting the Black diaspora in America.

Poetry Spotlight : Flash Interviews

Remica Bingham-Risher Nathan Richardson
Hermine Pinson Molly Rufus

National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman at Presidential Inauguration

Amanda Gorman is the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history, as well as an award-winning writer and cum laude graduate of Harvard University, where she studied Sociology. Gorman read her poem "The Hill We Climb" at the inauguration of Joe Biden on January 20, 2021, and is the youngest poet to read at a presidential inauguration in United States history.

Explore our Past Events

FAMILY REUNION Black Connections Family Reunion 2
UMOJA CONFERENCE 2020 Black History Month

ODU Named a Top 15 University in the Nation for African-American Student Success

CBFA Endowed Scholarship

The Coalition of Black Faculty and Administrators (CBFA) are accepting applications

for the CBFA Endowed Scholarship for the Fall 2022 - Spring 2023 academic year.

Two awards will be given to two deserving students of approximately $1400.


  • A graduate of one of the following high schools

I.C. Norcom | Hampton | Bethel | Maury | Indian River | Norview | Booker T. Washington | Kempsville | Oscar Smith | Kecoughtan | Granby | Deep Creek

Menchville | SalemDenbigh | Great Bridge | Tallwood | Lake Taylor | Bayside | Phoebus | Churchland | Ocean Lakes | Western Branch | Princess Anne |Green Run

  • Be a full time undergraduate or graduate student for the year in which the

award is given

  • Have an overall GPA of at least 2.5
  • Submit a 500-word letter describing their commitment and involvement in

the black community on or off campus

Other Information

  1. The scholarship is not renewable
  2. The letter needs to be addressed to The Coalition of Black Faculty and Administrators

At the end of your letter, provide your major, UIN, and whether you are a graduate or undergraduate.

Send letter to rgraham@odu.edu by May 13th, 2022.

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