Building Community Through the Arts

The Building Community Through Arts (BCTA) program was established to reach the diverse external communities served by the university.


Students walking on campus.

Day of the Dead Celebration

Join us for a Day of the Dead celebration on November 2! This free event will have food, fun, games, music and dance.

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PNW's Black History Month Poetry Slam

CHESS Hosts Virtual Black History Month Poetry Slam

Prominent slam poets performed via Facebook live in February 2021 for the annual Black History Month Poetry Slam.

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About BCTA

The program enriches the educational experience for our students and serves as an opportunity to promote the communities we serve. We enjoy a positive response from our faculty, staff and students each semester. We also strengthen the university’s relationship with individuals and organizations in our ethnically and culturally rich communities.

The program is directed by a committee whose members represent areas from across the campus community. BCTA events happen twice a year, typically once in the fall semester and once in the spring semester. Event location and themes vary, though typically serve to create cultural awareness, civic engagement and preserve community identity.

Contact Us

College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

CLO 152
2200 169th Street
Hammond IN, 46323

Phone: 219-989-2401