The African American Cultural & Resource Center (AACRC) supports the mission of the university by recruiting and retaining students of diverse identities at the University of Cincinnati. The AACRC’s primary focus is to address the academic, social, spiritual, and cultural needs of the African American student population.

A fundamental element of the university community is a pledge to civility, thus, the AACRC strives to create a learning and working environment which promotes justice and fairness. The Center challenges systematic forms of oppression which have historically inhibited the personal and professional development of individuals who attend predominately white colleges and universities.

The AACRC encourages the ever-increasing diversity of our university, and acknowledges the importance of such at an urban educational institution. We actively participate, along all spectrums, in the education of diversity while encouraging the university community to become more enlightened about the African American experience, and cultures of and relating to Modern African Diaspora. We take great pride in our collaborations and rich relationships with various stakeholders beyond our primary constituencies, while promoting relationships with our prestigious faculty, staff and administration.


We set high standards for our programming and services, and are committed to meeting the educational and service needs of students, as well as the university community. The AACRC values each contact and interaction as an opportunity to encourage positive relationships, personal growth, and cultural awareness.

The AACRC is committed to placing students at the core of our service through empowerment and opportunity, as well as access to premier resources. We value our greater campus impact and commitment to the growth and personal development of every student at the University of Cincinnati. The Center values the robust collaboration within the division, in addition to an array or partnerships 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.