The mission of Massasoit Community College promotes the importance of a diverse learning environment, and we seek to bring that work to life on our campuses. Nearly 60% of Massasoit’s students are people of color, and more than one-third of our students identify as Black.

With that in mind, the Black Experience at Massasoit is how we can share information, resources, and events designed to celebrate Black students, honor Black history and stories, and promote equity on campus.


Black Experience Events & Programs

Join us throughout the year for a number of engaging events and programs, or learn about some of the opportunities Massasoit offers:

50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop Symposium

Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Brockton Campus | Hip-Hop Symposium Page

Join us for a historic celebration of hip-hop culture at the NCBAA’s 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop Symposium!


Breaking the Mold: A Hip Hop Art Show

April 24, 2024 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Akillian Gallery, Canton Campus | Hip-Hop Art Show Event Page

Celebrating the intersection of hip hop and art. Join us for a night of music and amazing artwork!


Life Every Voice: Black Graduating Student Recognition Ceremony

Thursday, May 16 at 6:00 pm

Brockton Campus | Lift Every Voice Interest Form 

Massasoit Community College and the Bay State Chapter of National Council on Black American Affairs (NCBAA) invites you to our second Black Graduating Student Recognition Ceremony 2024. This celebration recognizes our Black students (African-American, African, Afro Latinx, and Caribbean) who are graduating as part of Massasoit’s Class of 2024.

Study the Black Experience

Graphic for Black Studies Associate Degree program. Includes an image from the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963. The graphic lists class options for the program and career outlook details. All available at the link in the body of the post.

Massasoit is one of a handful of community colleges across the country offering an associate degree in Black Studies. It offers an interdisciplinary curriculum in which students learn to critically examine, analyze, and interpret Black experiences. The degree offers a broad selection of courses addressing historical, cultural, and sociological factors that affect the lives of Black people. Learn more about the program.

Black History Month

Each year, Massasoit Community College celebrates Black History Month to recognize the extraordinary achievements and contributions of Black individuals and further share stories of the Black experience – especially in our communities.

Through events – performances, panels, speakers, screenings – we hope that everyone can walk away with a better understanding of the experiences of our Black friends, family, colleagues, and classmates.