African American Cultural & Resource Center

Habari Gani?!

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?"

The AACRC fosters an atmosphere where lively conversation is welcomed and encouraged, leadership development and academic success are prioritized, and quiet study spaces are regularly utilized. The AACRC also hosts several large-scale traditional programs that are annual marquee events of the African American experience at the University of Cincinnati.

Now celebrating its 30th year, the AACRC is poised to become a model for cultural and racial understanding in higher education. The Center serves as a resource for enlightenment about the Black experience and has become a known resource for variety of organizations on campus and in the Greater Cincinnati community.

The AACRC helps prepare students to become effective leaders, and plays a key role in the mission of the university by:

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

Give to the AACRC

Thank you for your interest in donating to the African American Cultural & Resource Center. As University enrollment numbers continue to increase, the AACRC has in turn been serving more and more Black students. Due to this, we always appreciate the support from our village. To make a gift, visit the link below and select Student Affairs/Provost and AACRC Discretionary Fund. 

Reserve the AACRC

The AACRC has three spaces available to reserve. Please visit our reserve page to learn more about our policies and procedures. Questions? Contact 

Stay Connected

Stay connected with us by subscribing to our newsletter, following us on social media (@ucaacrc), or visiting the center located in 60 W Charlton St., across from Fifth Third Arena and near Daniel and Dabney Residence Halls. 

Directions to AACRC: The accessible entrance is on the west side of the building (60 W. Charlton St. directly across from the Fifth Third Arena and the Oscar Robertson statue). The entrance is at the top of the staircase or you can take the ramp up to the glass doors with the colorful AACRC sign. Give us a call at 513-556-1177 if we can help you find our space.