Students at a Black Cultural Center event

Black Cultural Center

How to get involved in the Black Cultural Center (BCC) including events, history, staff, and resources.

The BCC serves Black students (including African-American, Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, and African Diaspora) by facilitating opportunities for academic and social support, co-curricular programming, and community building.

The BCC welcomes all students and centers the voices, experiences, and dynamic lives of Black undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. We exist to acknowledge the specific and particular realities of Black communities at UW-Madison, while also connecting communities to the larger Wisconsin Experience and fostering a sense of belonging.

Events and happenings


Black History Month

Black History Month 2021

Get involved

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Join the Black Cultural Center Heritage Month Planning Committee

Serving on the Heritage Month Planning Committee, members will be able to: 

 Event Plan & Execute

  • Critically think to strategically develop and enhance skills in order to plan, execute, and facilitate small- and large-scale programming

Collaborate & Network

  • Work collaboratively with campus partners, student organizations, and the greater Madison community to put on heritage month programming and initiatives

Self-Reflect & Team Build

  • Assess one’s own strengths and areas for growth while building community amongst peers on the planning committee

Problem Solve

  • Find solutions to difficult or complex situations

Identify intersectionalities

  • Within your racial identity and other identity markers (e.g. class, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, nationality, disability, etc.)

Develop Leadership

  • Expand one’s own capacity to be effective in leadership roles and processes via communication, decision making, critical/strategic thinking
  • Strengthen leadership, event planning, and organizational skills

Our history

The Black Cultural Center began in 1968. While changes have happened since that date, the BCC today continues to celebrate the contributions of Black culture to the Wisconsin Experience.

Explore the history of the Black Cultural Center

UW-Madison Black History Month event archive


Lauren L. Adams

Position title: Black Cultural Center, Program Coordinator


Zainab "Zee" Akanni

Position title: BCC Programming Intern


Corey Steele

Position title: UHS Mental Health Ambassador

Report an incident

Bias or hate incident

Including slurs, degrading language, epithets, graffiti, symbols, assault, microagressions, and harassment.

Report bias or hate

Sexual Assault

Get support and resources for healing and recovery regardless of sex, gender, or sexual orientation. Confidential support is also available.

Report a sexual assault

Other incidents

This could include a student that you are concerned about, hazing, stalking, or a missing student.

Report other incidents



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