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African American Cultural and Resource Center

Mr. and Miss Kuamka 2015

Welcome class of 2018!

Whether walking in the front door or calling into the office, everyone is greeted with "Habari Gani?" which is a Swahili phrase that asks, "What good news do you have?" For individuals who walk across the threshold of the African American Cultural & Resource Center (AACRC) this "good news" is most often the center itself.

The AACRC fosters an atmosphere where lively conversation and debate is welcomed and encouraged, where skill-building workshops on leadership and academic success are implemented and quiet study spaces are utilized regularly. The AACRC also hosts several large-scale traditional programs that mark significant aspects of African American life at the Univeristy of Cincinnati.

Opened on September 21, 1991, the AACRC is poised to become a model for cultural and racial understandingin higher education. The center serves as a resource for enlightenment about the black experience and has become a place visited and used by a wide variety of organizations on campus and in the Greater Cincinnati community.

The AACRC plays a key role in the mission of the university by providing services and support to the campus community, especially black students. The center helps prepare students to become effective leaders
of tomorrow by:

  • influencing academic excellence through programming and recognition
  • providing connections
  • building community relationships
  • recruiting and retaining students

It's that time again for the 24th Annual Tyehimba Afro-centric Celebration! Please join the African American Cultural & Resource Center as we celebrate Tyehimba. Tyehimba, which in Swahili stands for "We Stand as a Nation," is designed to acknowledge the academic achievements of University of Cincinnati graduates. The speaker will be Judge Fanon Rucker. The Tyehimba Cultural Celebration will take place on Friday, May 1st at 7pm at the University of Cincinnati-5/3 Arena. Doors open at 6pm. For ticket information please contact the AACRC at 513-556-1173.

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