The AACRC is committed to placing students at the core of our service through empowerment and opportunity, as well as access to superior levels of resources. While we foster students' growth and development, our major focus is to address the academic, social, spiritual and cultural needs of the black student population. However, as an urban educational institution, the center acknowledges the increasing diversity of our student body and pledges to reach out and connect beyond our primary constituencies while also cultivating a relationship with our prestigious faculty, staff and administration. The center values robust collaboration within the division, in addition to potential bonds within academic affairs. The influence of the AACRC does not stop at the perimeter of the campus, but touches the Greater Cincinnati community as well as many communities across the United States.