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Female Student performance in Risman Plaza


Oscar Ritchie Hall is the hub of academic life for African-Americans and other students at Kent State. 

ORH is:

  • student-friendly and student-centered
  •  Comfortable. Access student lounges and meeting spaces; lecture halls, classrooms
  •  The Center of Pan-African Culture providing an  African Community Theatre; Institute for African-American Affairs;  Uumbaji Art Gallery; and Darkroom

To request space in Oscar Ritchie Hall click here to access the Facilities Use Form



Pan-African Studies is located in Oscar Ritchie Hall.  In 2008, the entire interior of the building was completely rebuilt with the exception of the theatre which was already renovated.  The entire interior was removed and a new floor plan was designed to meet today's modern needs.


Male student studying in skylight area of Oscar Ritchie Hall