Centers for Cultural Understanding & Social Change

The African-American Cultural Center is one of the six Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change (CCUSC) at UIC reporting to the Vice Provost for Diversity/Special Assistant to the Chancellor Under Provost and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change are committed to social change grounded in the principles of inclusion, access, and equity. Our name reflects the collective purpose of the Centers at UIC: to expand understanding of the value of cultural diversity and connect diverse assets to find creative solutions for common challenges. This collective purpose draws upon the Centers’ expertise in scholarship and practice to provide relevant support to our specific populations on campus and opportunities for intercultural engagement among students, faculty, staff, and Chicago communities.


The six centers include:

African-American Cultural Center

Asian American Resource and Cultural Center

Disability Resource Center

Gender & Sexuality Center

Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center

Women’s Leadership and Resource Center



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