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African American Cultural & Resource Center
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.
On the brink of it's 25th 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. No gift is too small. Please complete the form below to assist us with proper disbursement of your donation. When you are ready to give your donation, you may select the button below.
Reserve the AACRC
The African American Cultural Resource Center has two multipurpose spaces and a conference room that can be reserved to campus and community partners. Early reservations are encouraged as our space is highly utilized.
Stay connected with us by signing up for our weekly newsletter, following us on social media, 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.