Paul Robeson Cultural Center (PRCC)
Paul Robeson Cultural Center functions as a forum for the cultural enrichment, educational development, and social advancement of all students at our multicampus land grant University. Currently, the PRCC has three primary functions: cultural enrichment, social justice programming, personal advocacy and resources, and in keeping with the center's historic legacy, is to emphasize the diversity of the historic, current and future roles of African American culture, reflecting the way in which this diversity intersects, overlaps, and complements the cultures of Latino, African, Asian/Pacific Islander, Caribbean, European, and the Indigenous peoples of America. The programs, exhibits, displays, publications, literature, and activities of the Paul Robeson Cultural Center instill and reinforce concepts like respect, acceptance, understanding, social and cultural competency, responsibility, civility, meaningful relationships, and the appreciation of the many individuals, cultures and communities which comprise the student, faculty, staff, and community population of University Park and State College.
The PRCC offers two conference rooms, a multipurpose space (Heritage Hall), and a full art gallery (Robeson Gallery). The PRCC also houses student organizations such as the African Student Association, the Puerto Rican Student Association, the Caribbean Student Association, the Latino Caucus, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The PRCC is open from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; weekend hours may vary.