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UIC Cultural Centers

UIC has many cultural centers dedicated to providing a safe and engaging space for students. Please visit the UIC Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change to learn more about each Center.

African-American Cultural Center

Addams Hall, 2nd Floor (830 S. Halsted Street)

The African-American Cultural Center (AACC) supports the academic and diversity missions of the University by engaging UIC faculty, staff, students, community partners, and other stakeholders in programs and initiatives that contextualize, highlight, present, and critically examine Black diaspora traditions, histories, and experiences. We envision the Center as a safe, brave, and inclusive hub for collaboration, creative and scholarly practice, engaged learning, service, and social justice.

Arab-American Cultural Center

111 Stevenson Hall (701 S. Morgan Street)

As the first Arab American Cultural Center on a college campus in the United States, the ARABAMCC is a welcoming space for Arab and Muslim students seeking to build community and anyone interested in fostering solidarity and cultural diversity on campus.

Asian-American Resource & Cultural Center

101 Taft Hall (826 S. Halsted Street)

The Asian-American Resource and Cultural Center (AARCC) opened in Spring of 2005 as a result of student efforts to ensure that UIC supports the needs of Asian Americans. AARCC promotes the intellectual and personal growth of UIC students, staff, and faculty; advocates for greater access, equity, and inclusion of Asian Americans; and educates the UIC community about Asian Americans.

Disability Cultural Center

235 Behavioral Science Building (1007 W. Harrison Street)

The Disability Cultural Center (DCC) was established as a new Center in the Spring of 2018 to continue engaging in cultural, social, and educational programming, and community outreach to advance understanding of the disability experience as a source of pride, knowledge, and artistic expression. The DCC is guided by the understanding that identity is multi-dimensional, involving the intersections of disability, race, class, gender, sexuality, religious affiliation, and geographic location, among others.

Gender & Sexuality Center

181-183 Behavioral Science Building (1007 W. Harrison Street)

The Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) promotes deeply engaged and life affirming thinking, learning, and action for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. Programs are informed by an understanding of intersecting identities and diversity within LGBTQIA communities.

Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center

Lecture Center B2 (803 S. Morgan Street)

The Latino Cultural Center (LCC) engages campus and local communities to deepen understanding of the diverse cultural heritages and identities of Latinx, issues affecting their lives, and creative solutions they are using to improve community life. The LCC offers engaged learning co-curricular opportunities that feature cultural and artistic expressions, intercultural and civic dialogues, scholarly presentations, and first-voice stories.

Women's Leadership & Resource Center

Taylor Street Building, 3rd Floor (1101 W. Taylor Street)

Through institutional interventions, support, advocacy, and education, our mission at the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center (WLRC) is to create a welcoming and equitable environment in which women are able to pursue their educational and career aspirations, free from institutional barriers, oppression, and violence.