Association for Black Culture Centers National Headquarters


With its national headquarters at Northern Illinois University, the Association for Black Culture Centers (ABCC) is the only national organization whose primary focuses are African American, Latino, Asian American and Native American centers, as well as multiculture centers and related offices.

NIU became national headquarters in July 2015, supporting the staff and mission of the ABCC. Since 1988, the ABCC has offered its member centers programming support, networking opportunities and an annual conference to share ideas on how centers can enhance individual, community and global development.

The ABCC is excited to collaborate with the Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Center for Black Studies, Latino Resource Center and Asian American Center at NIU. As places of research, history and culture, the centers at NIU and campuses across the country welcome all faculty, staff, students and community members to visit. The ABCC expects that increased understanding of history and culture of each ethnic group will lead to authentic integration on campus and in the community.

26th Annual ABCC Conference

"Culture Centers: Campus and Community Organizing to Make Lives Matter"
October 27-30
Louisiana State University

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