The mission of the Black Cultural Center is to provide services that support the needs of African American people at Berea College. We do this through;
- co-curricular programs
- leadership development
- intercultural/interracial understanding opportunities
- academic excellence strategies, and
- other experiences
The Center provides services to support the recruitment, retention and graduation of Black students.
The Black Cultural Center is a leader in achieving the college’s mission of interracial understanding. We operate in the spirit of the college’s motto: “God has made of One Blood all Peoples of the Earth” (Acts 17:26).
We support the historic commitments of Berea College – in particular, this commitment:
“To assert the kinship of all people and to provide interracial education with a particular emphasis on understanding and equality among blacks and whites as a foundation for building community among all peoples of the earth.”
In 1983, Berea College established the Black Cultural Center (BCC). True integration and equality cannot happen without:
- understanding, and
- appreciation of black culture
Over three decades later, the philosophical foundation of the Black Cultural Center has not changed.