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Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center

Who We Are

The mission of Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center is to provide a network of programs and support services promoting the individual, social, cultural and academic well-being of Illinois’ African American students. Opened in the fall of 1969 in response to calls from students, the African American Cultural Center at Illinois was rededicated in 2004 to former Director Bruce D. Nesbitt. Learn more about us.

Upcoming Events

Black History Month 2017 | For Us, By Us

Find out more about the month's events. View Calendar.

BNAACC Design Proposal Presentations

Wednesday, March 1 • Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center
10:30 am to 12 pm — Faculty and Staff
12 to 1:30 pm — Students (Lunch will be provided)

You are cordially invited to see the design proposals for the new BNAACC building presented by Interactive Design Architects. Two sessions will be offered for faculty/staff & students but both are open to everyone. More about the new BNAACC facility project.

Sanctuary | Thirteenth Black Sacred Music Symposium Concert

Sunday, March 12 • 7:30 pm at Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts


BNAACC Schematic Design and Feedback Survey

We are collecting your thoughts about the new Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center (BNAACC) facility. This survey will take about 5 minutes of your time. If you have additional thoughts there is space at the end of the survey to make brief comments. Please complete this survey after attending the Design Proposal Feedback Session on Wednesday, March 1 or viewing the Schematic Design.

Design Narrative (PDF) | Schematic Design Photo Gallery | Design Proposal Feedback Survey Form



Dear Students, Staff, Community Members and friends of the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center (BNAACC). We have transitioned from our former 708 South Mathews Avenue facility in Urbana, Illinois to our new temporary location at 51 East Gregory Drive in Champaign, Illinois. We are excited about the prospects of our new space, and we invite you to visit us.

Staff can be reached at the main line (217) 333-2092. Our hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. We thank you for your patronage.

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