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Black Related Student Organizations

Afro-American Society at Dartmouth (AAm)

The Afro-American Society is an organization dedicated to addressing the needs of Black students at Dartmouth. The AAm provides an important campus forum for the discussion of local, national, and international issues. The AAm provides ongoing cultural programs and social events designed to showcase the African-American experience. Students of all races and nationalities are encouraged to participate in meetings and activities.

The Black Praxis

A publication of the Afro-American Society, the Black Praxis is an undergraduate news publication dedicated to providing Black news and commentary on the ever-changing events at Dartmouth and around the world. The Black Praxis was established through the efforts of Black students who felt the need for a more comprehensive news medium within the College. The office is located on the first floor of Shabazz Hall.

Black Underground Theatre Association (BUTA)

BUTA is a student-theater group that is devoted to the performing arts that explore Afro-American history and current culture. As a part of the Afro-American Society, BUTA usually holds meetings for performance suggestions and auditions during the beginning of each term.  BUTA is always looking for new talent.

Dartmouth College Gospel Choir

The Dartmouth College Gospel Choir performs concerts during the fall and winter terms in Rollins Chapel, during the spring term in Spaulding Auditorium, at campus events, and at various churches. Audition required? No, but you will be asked to sing to determine your voice range.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

The National Society of Black Engineers is a student-run organization that serves to recruit and retain minority students in science at Dartmouth College. Though it is primarily concerned with campus issues, NSBE’s mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. Activities are open to the entire Dartmouth community.


Ujima is a student-run/student-coordinated dance troupe that focuses on expression through movement. The term Ujima is one of the seven Kwanzaa principles and means collective work responsibility. The group operates with these tenets in mind. An organization of the Afro-American Society, Ujima members include both professionally trained and untrained dancers. Its repertoire includes modern dance, jazz, African, and ballet, as well as any other forms participants wish to introduce.

Dartmouth Caribbean Connection

DCC is a student-led cultural organization that strives to celebrate and educate the Dartmouth community about Caribbean culture. The organization was founded by a group of 8 undergraduate students who wanted to share and inform others of our unique cultural heritage. All races, genders and nationalities are welcomed.

Last Updated: 3/27/13