About the Multicultural Center
The Multicultural Center seeks to provide a diverse range of programs and opportunities that are educational, recreational, social and cultural. Committed to supporting and promoting multicultural awareness, the staff develops programs that increase understanding and appreciation of cultural differences by familiarizing the campus community with the contributions and histories of African American, Hispanic/Latino American, Asian American, and Native American cultures. The Center serves as a place where cultural teaching and learning are the focus of all programs and activities. Its focus is intercultural, and provides a place where members of the university community, representing a variety of backgrounds, participate in programs and activities. All programming for the Center is designed to increase human understanding through the study and expression of culture.
Ohio University celebrates Black History Month throughout the month of February – celebrating Black heritage, encouraging reflection, and renewing our resilience in the face of current challenges.
Ohio University Green Book
The Green Book was a travel guide intended to help African Americans who were visiting an unfamiliar place avoid social obstacles prevalent during the period of racial segregation, commonly referred to as Jim Crow. The Green Book listed businesses that would accept African American customers. It was published by Victor H. Green.