Diversity at HBCUs has been a topic of debate since 2019. Whether it’s discussing how some believe diversity is destroying HBCUs or how HBCUs lack diversity and thus are not as equipped as other institutions.  Either way, HBCUs have always embraced Black people from various walks of life. The African diaspora stretches far and students within it travel to the nation’s HBCUs for rigorous educational environments and quality wraparound services. 

While attending these schools, students in the diaspora bring their culture, customs, traditions, fashions, and food. Below are some Howard students’ favorite foods and meals that remind them of their homes.