The HTC has a variety of programs all designed to engage students in meaningful friendships and reflection. Check out our programs and make sure to sign up for one or two or five.

Art Exhibits

Rotating art exhibits featuring visual artists from around the world.
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Board Games

Whether through a structured session or through a casual game, students are welcome to help themselves to our collection of tabletop games.

Book Club

A guided discussion covering literature about culture and identity. Book Club meets Tuesdays at 5:00 PM and covers three books per semester.
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Brothers United

Brothers United seeks to bring men of color together and enable them to take active roles in the Boston University community. Meets every Sunday at 2 pm.
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The first publication of its kind at BU, Charcoal publishes student-submitted artwork along with our own original content bi-annually, including articles and photo essays.
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Coffee & Conversation

Join your peers, faculty and staff in much-needed conversation about a range of interesting topics that you might not discuss in class or at the dinner table. Every Friday from 3-5 pm. Coffee & light snacks provided.
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Common Ground Grant

The Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground is now accepting applications for Common Ground Grant activities and programs for the 2017/2018 academic year.
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Common Thread

Our free podcast, available on iTunes. Listen in or maybe join us for a recording. Wide range of topics covering current and historical events including: Sanctuary campuses, BU College Republicans, Mental Health, LGBTQ Youth Homelessness, Activism, Bob Dylan, Urban Planning, North Korea, etc.
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Conversation Corps

The Conversation Corps is a cohort of undergraduates who give leadership to important conversations regarding culture, difference, and controversial topics in dorms and campus locations. More info.

Creative Conversations

Looking to have some spontaneous, quirky, fun and provocative conversations? Look no further than Friday evening’s “Creative Conversations,” a new program brought to you by the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground. More info.

Culture Council

Representatives of various student groups come together to discuss common issues facing students.
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Culture Shock

A blog that reaches over 500,000 people a year, Culture Shock covers a variety of topics and engages readers in thoughtful musings. Published into a neat magazine. Come ask for a free copy!
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Tea Time

Join us Tuesdays at 3:30 PM to learn about cultures and engage in fun and quirky conversation over tea and snacks. Introverts, ambiverts and extroverts welcome. Free tea is available year-round in the HTC to all BU students.
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