Makuu Black Cultural Center is a nexus of academic, professional, and personal growth for University of Pennsylvania students interested in Black culture and the African Diaspora. Through advising, leadership development, cultural and social programming we expand student access to the University's resources.
Makuu, short for Makao Makuu, means "home" or "headquarters" in Kiswahili, an African language used in some East African countries. As the parent center of Umoja, the University of Pennsylvania's coalition of black student activity groups, we advise the student leaders of our many academic, cultural, performance and faith groups on campus. Makuu also provides a space for the University community to engage and learn about the African Diaspora. We invite you to the ARCH for meetings, discussions, brainstorming sessions, or just to take a break among friends. If you have any questions or ideas, feel free to stop by, call or email us.