ABK and Multicultural Services & Programs
The African American Cultural Center (AACC) exists to assist the University in its mission of creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for African American students. The Cultural Center provides a venue where students of the African Diaspora can network with one another, meet new people, learn about their cultural heritage and traditions, display their talents, and implement programs. The AACC also promotes academic excellence in all students through the Abeneefoo Kuo Honor Society and the Rite of Sankofa Graduation programs. The objectives of the African American Cultural Center are:
- To provide cultural outlets for student talent through various organizations and venues; e.g., Black Theatrical Ensemble, Pamoja Dance Company and Artist exhibitions.
- To provide programs and activities that foster networking and relationship-building across the campus and in the local African American community.
- To recognize the achievements of academic excellence; e.g., the Rite of Sankofa, Graduation Celebration Program, and Abeneefoo Kuo Honor Society.
- To celebrate the historical achievements of African Americans through Black History Month programming.
- To serve as an informational resource through the book and video library.
AACC is home to 7 organizations:
- Abeneefoo Kuo Honor Society (ABK)
- Black Educational Support Team (B.E.S.T.)
- BMLS (Black Male Leadership Society)
- Black Student Union (BSU)
- Black Theatrical Ensemble (BTE)
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
- The Pamoja Dance Company
African American Cultural Center
University of Georgia
Division of Student Affairs
Department of Intercultural Affairs
404 Memorial Hall
Athens, GA 30602
Telephone: 706-542-8468 | Fax: 706-542-3956 | Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.