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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.