Arts & Media
Whether it's podcasting, visual art or blogging, use your creativity to explore human stories.
Late Night Listens
Each month, we host a listening party that celebrates iconic albums and artists. Check our calendar to see when and where we’ll be jamming next, and follow buhtc on Spotify to listen along in the meantime.
Culture Shock Blog
Culture Shock is a student-driven blog designed to bring conversations around Common Ground online, making them more accessible to the Boston University community and beyond.
The Common Thread Podcast
The Common Thread podcast is a Hub Co-curricular Learning Experience, also known as CC160. Students who register for this class conceptualize, research, and create original podcast episodes during the semester.
The first publication of its kind at BU, Charcoal publishes student-submitted artwork along with their own original content, including articles and photo essays. Charcoal is 100% student-run venture.
Book Club uses literature to spark thoughtful conversations about the human experience, discussing topics like culture, identity, relationships, and belonging.
Visit the center to check out games for casual fun or more structured team building events for teams and organizations.
The Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground is home to a rotating selection of visual art exhibits throughout the year. We feature BU students as well as artists from across the globe.
Discussions & Drop-Ins
Swing by for a chat or join one of our discussion groups.
Real Talk is the HTC's virtual advice column hosted by Assistant Directors Laura Rose Montorio, Nick Bates, and Shari Tumandao.
Designed to spark discussion between students and faculty about today’s headlines, this program has covered topics like the #MeToo movement, tensions with North Korea, and the ethics of human genome editing.
Led by student ambassadors, this program invites students to sample loose-leaf teas and engage in thoughtful conversations.
Coffee & Conversation
Coffee and Conversation is a Boston University tradition. Each week, students, faculty, and staff gather in the HTC to discuss the day’s headlines, trending topics, and controversial ideas.
Leadership, Community & Culture
Exchange ideas to learn more about yourself and others.
Girlfriends is a weekly community gathering for women of color across Boston University.
The Fall Retreat is an annual weekend program focused on team building, leadership, and communication.
The Culture Council unites cultural student organizations at Boston University.
Civil Rights Pilgrimage
The Civil Rights Pilgrimage is a program designed to introduce students to important sites and iconic leaders of the Civil Rights movement.
Brothers United is a fellowship program for Boston University’s men of color.
From fly fishing to discussions with faculty and policy makers, you are bound to share a meaningful experience with your peers.
Common Ground Grant
The Common Ground Grant funds individual students as well as student organizations interested in creating opportunities for cross-racial, cross-cultural, and cross-identity gatherings.