The mission of this organization shall be:
- To provide the Graduate Center with an inter-disciplinary forum for research, dialogue, and networking related to scholarly and professional pursuits on Africa.
- To support and strengthen the Africa focus within existing courses at the Graduate Center.
- To support and coordinate research and publication on Africa among students at the Graduate Center and other CUNY colleges.
- To encourage stronger ties between Africanist students and faculty at the Graduate Center.
- To build a network of Africanists at the Graduate Center to facilitate the sharing of information and ideas.