The Paul Robeson Institute offers:
- The Paul Robeson Resource Room, located in the College’s Evelyn S. Field Library, is an information center for Robeson’s national and worldwide activities. Established in 2003, the Resource Room serves as a repository for educational materials, historical records, and memorabilia of Robeson’s Somerville years and the worldwide accomplishments of people of African American descent. The Resource Room affords students and members of the community a quiet place to research and study.
- Cultural happenings such as exhibits, lectures, concerts, and artistic events
- Programs that emphasize the core values needed by young adults for leadership roles and civic participation in the 21st Century
The mission of the Paul Robeson Institute at RVCC is to provide resources and programming in various mediums that embodies the core values based upon Paul Robeson's vision for ethics, leadership and social justice for diverse communities and cultures while offering opportunities for civic participation and strengthening community partnerships.