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Black Cultural Center

Purpose/goals of center

  1. To promote cultural awareness and a venue for all students, faculty and staff to learn about Black culture, heritage and traditions.
  2. To provide an inclusive environment to support student success.
  3. To serve as a liaison to university academic partners such as African and Black Diaspora, and work with partners to provide programs, resources and services for students, faculty and staff.
  4. To support the efforts of the Center for Access and Attainment and Admissions in the recruitment and retention of African American students.

Signature programs and events

Welcome Black DePaul

A university-wide event at the beginning of the academic year that facilitates a nurturing community and sense of belonging among Black students, faculty and staff. This event consists of food, entertainment and an opportunity to fellowship. ​

Black Artist Spotlight

Join the Black Cultural Center (BCC) in collaboration with the Black Artist Network (BAN) for the inaugural Black Artist Spotlight. The art installation will be one of three featuring the work of artists from BAN. ​

Better Black Business Series

A series featuring local Black entrepreneurs--providing insight ranging from starting a business to taking charge of your career. This series leaves no stone left unturned so come check it out! ​

BGBB x DePaul

Black Girls Break Bread Inc., is an organization founded in Chicago, Illinois with a mission to uplift, empower and inspire Black women of all ages through the creation of safe spaces for engagement and intellectual discourse. For the past two years they have hosted empowerment dinners for the Black women of DePaul’s campus and we look forward to continuing this partnership! ​

Sankofa Black Student Formation Program

In partnership with the Office of Religious Diversity, the Sankofa Formation Program dives into the diverse aspects of Black identity, empowers Black students to lead and live well, and provides skills for the development of spiritual and holistic wellness. ​

Tea in the BCC with Min. Jené

Tea in the BCC is hosted by Minister Jené, from the Office of Religious Diversity, on the first and third Thursday of every month in the Black Cultural Center. Come hang out with her and get some tea and get some care. ​