The mission of the AACC is to promote cultural preservation, quality leadership, and academic excellence through a unique approach to cultural advocacy, academic support, and community outreach. The mission was developed upon the founding of the AACC and has not officially changed during the years.
The mission statement is an affirmation of the long term commitment to the academic and cultural development of African American students and as well the university community. The African American Cultural Center and the University of Connecticut mutually express a long term commitment to providing an academic environment in which the fullest personal growth and development of students may be accomplished. Support of diversity is an institutional value of the University of Connecticut. As the needs of our students change, our goals for providing the highest quality of services and resources are adjusted to meet their needs.
- To promote cultural preservation through the promotion of cultural awareness and an understanding of the traditions and history of African Americans in the United States and people of African descent.
- To provide a supportive and welcoming environment through the promotion of the traditions and history of African Americans in the United States and people of African descent.
- To provide a supportive and welcoming environment for all University students, faculty, and staff and the broader community.
- To promote an understanding of and respect for diversity, multiculturalism and equity issues.
- To promote programming events and activities which provide opportunities for cultural enrichment of all students, faculty, and staff
- To assist students in navigating the many resources of the University by serving as a liaison to academic support services and opportunities
- To enhance and support the efforts of the University of Connecticut Office of Admissions and other departments in the recruitment and retention of African American Students.