Welcome students, alumni and community members.
In 1969 the Afro-American Cultural Program was created with the two-fold purpose of assisting the university in providing a safe and welcoming environment for African American students and a resource to the campus at-large regarding African American contributions and issues.
The focus of the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center (BNAACC) is to:
- Help the campus create a culturally respectful campus environment.
- Provide leadership and professional opportunities for students.
- Promote African American culture through the performing arts.
Now a full-fledged cultural center, the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center remains a vital part of the institution and serves as a resource not only for students of African descent, but all Illinois students. Please stop in to see us often at BNAACC, and use this website as a resource.