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University of Connecticut H. Fred Simons African American Cultural Center

A Message From Our Director

The H. Fred Simons African American Cultural Center (AACC) of the University of Connecticut was established in 1968 to support African American students in the pursuit of the coveted higher education academic experience. It is recognized that many African American students face unique societal and institutional challenges in developing to the fullest extent of their potential. The Center strives to assist students in overcoming these challenges and supports them in their adjustments to college life through the development of cultural awareness, academic excellence, leadership skills, social consciousness and personal success. The AACC is a warm, welcoming and intellectually challenging environment that contributes to the vitality of campus life for all students, their parents, faculty and staff.

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Upcoming Events

  • UNIV 1820 - P.A.2.S.S.
    (Preparing African American Students to Sustain Success) Class Every Thursday's from 5:30-6:30 in the Community Room
  • Homecoming Events
    • Monday, October 13: Homecoming Royal Tea Event 5-7pm SU Room TBA
    • Friday, October 17: Homecoming Banner is due 3pm SU Room 307
    • Monday, October 20 9am - Wednesday, October 22 3pm: Royalty Final Round Balloting
    • Wednesday, October 22: Alma Mater Elimination Round 6-9pm SU Room TBA
    • Friday, October 24: Car Chalking 3-5pm Husky Village W Lot
    • Sunday, October 26: Homecoming Parade 12:30pm
    • Tuesday, October 28: Royalty Pageant 7-9pm Jorgenson
    • Wednesday, October 29: Lip Sync 8pm Gampel

The Vision

Featured Video

2013 UCONN AACC Homecoming Lip Sync Video

Upcoming Events

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Center Hours

Monday - Thursday
9:00am - 11:00pm

9:00am - 9:30pm

Weekends as Scheduled



Phone: 860-486-3433
Fax: 860-486-1193

African American Cultural Center
2110 Hillside Rd. U-180
Storrs, CT 06296-4040