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A Message From Our Director

Headshot of AACC Director Dr. Willena K. Price

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.

Center Hours

Regular Semester

Monday - Thursday:
8:30 am - 11:00 pm

8:30 - 9:30

By Appointment

Summer & Breaks

Monday - Friday:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Upcoming Events

  1. This calendar has no events scheduled at this time.

We will keep you posted about all of extraordinary events to come next semester, and you can also keep in touch by sending us an email at aacc@uconn.edu.