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African-American Resource Center

AARC contributes to making the University of Pennsylvania a leader in higher education by constructively and proactively helping to create a teaching-learning community of real and harmonious diversity. The Resource Center will be a model for the academy and the society at large.

AARC Programs

University Resource Centers

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University of Pennsylvania Services & Workshops


  • Advocacy
  • Information and Referral
  • Workshops
  • Consultation
  • Support Groups
  • Counseling
  • Problem Mediation
  • Assistance with Maltreatment in the workplace/grievances
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefings (in response to workplace trauma)
  • Serves as advisor to students with code of conduct issues
  • Represents constituents’ views on University committees
  • Co-sponsor events with schools, centers and student groups to promote dialogue on race and diversity issues
  • Chair the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Symposium on Social Change Executive Committee
  • Conduct research impacting those of African descent on campus
  • Support the activities of the Black Graduate and Professional Student Association, the DuBois College House, Makuu, UMOJA and other student organizations
  • Partner with faculty and staff from the 12 schools to offer joint programming


  • Career Development in a Changing Society
  • Communicating with your Supervisor
  • Customized Workshops
  • Dealing with Racism in the Workplace
  • Dialogues on Race and Diversity
  • Grievance Procedures
  • Healing from Racial Trauma
  • Men of Color at Penn Series
  • Overcoming Grief
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Stress Management
  • Racism in the Workplace
  • Women of Color at Penn Monthly Networking Lunch Series
  • Allyships in the Workplace