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In 1972, the Council of Ethnic Organizations (CEO) was formed under the Student Program Board (SPB). CEO mainly offered its services through programming. In 2015, they shifted to provide more support to Registered Student Organizations to promote culture on campus. However, due to the term “ethnic” in its title, the council felt that it was limited to the variety of cultures it had the potential to provide for. So, in 2017, the Council of Ethnic Organizations underwent a name change in order to expand its services...and thus the Council for Cultural Activities was born! CCA then adopted four signature events - Cultural Taste of Houston, Cultural Explosion, Cultural Marketplace, and Carnival of Cultures- at the University of Houston. CCA also continues to offer its service of event co-sponsorship to any organization that seeks to celebrate, explore, serve, or educate on the group’s shared language, beliefs, cuisines, traditions, or social identity.


Performers performing at CCA's cultural explosionCultural Explosion 2020

Student playing Loteria gameLoteria Night 2020

Students taking a posing for a pictureCultural Gram 2020

Students posing for a picture in front of booth at cultural taste of houstonCultural Taste of Houston 2018

Drag queens posing for a pictureCEO Drag Night 2015

People covered in colorful dust to celebrate HoliCEO Holi 2013

Student posing for a picture while serving foodCEO Mexican Independance Day Celebration 2015

Performers performing on a stageCultural Explosion 2018

Performers holding a microphoneCultural Explosion 2020