A Special Rites of Passage message from President Holloway
The Paul Robeson Cultural Center (PRCC) was founded in 1969 and is dedicated to serving the Rutgers University community by offering a wealth of programs, initiatives and services that reflect the robust history, heritage, and diversity of the African diaspora. Widely recognized as the first black cultural center on a college campus in the United States, the Paul Robeson Cultural Center is named after one of our most esteemed alumni, Paul Robeson, who was the 3rd African-American to graduate from Rutgers University. PRCC functions as a safe haven, “home away from home” and community hub for our students, staff/faculty, alumni, and community members of the greater New Brunswick/New Jersey area. At the Paul Robeson Cultural Center, our students are encouraged to consider the complexities of their identity, while celebrating Blackness in all of its expressions and embodying the founding legacies of academic excellence and intersectional social justice.