The AACRC supports the mission of the university by recruiting and retaining students at UC. The AACRC’s primary focus is to address the academic, social, spiritual, and cultural needs of the Black student population.
The Audre Lorde Social Justice House is a gender inclusive community designed for students interested in social justice. Located in Stratford Heights, the Audre Lorde Social Justice House is a supportive and inclusive community where students will share time and space with others who have similar passions and values. The house is committed to Audre Lorde’s belief that the core of social justice is recognizing, understanding, and celebrating differences. Together, the community will explore their differences through discovering foundations of social justice, social activism and social change through workshops, speakers, and civic engagement. Living in the Audre Lorde Social Justice House will prepare students to be the change agents needed in society.
In A&S we are working to actively mitigate incidences of bias and create an inclusive culture where every member of our A&S family has a sense of belonging and the opportunity to thrive. We have created this bias reporting tool as a mechanism for members of our A&S family to report incidents of bias related to the College of Arts and Sciences.
functions as the central forum for organizations and individuals within the Black community at UC to discuss actionable steps to enact change at an institutional level, features resource for discovering black student organizations at the University of Cincinnati, as well as black owned businesses and resources in the surrounding area.
CARA is a cross-campus network of staff and faculty committed to dismantling white supremacy by doing work to support calls to action by Black-led organizations at the University of Cincinnati. UC staff and faculty sign the "Pledge to Organize for Racial Equity at the University of Cincinnati" to join.
partners with the Office of Equity & Inclusion to further the university's commitment to inclusive excellence. We believe a supportive and inclusive culture is one builds upon the diverse strengths of all.
works to bring out the best in our students, faculty and staff by valuing their unique backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives – welcoming and leveraging individual contributions to collaborate, create, innovate, and compete in a global society
College of Nursing Dean Gordon Gillespie addressed a packed crowd in the atrium of Procter Hall Friday, apologizing for racism students experienced in the past and promising to build a more equitable future. Addressing the audience of students and faculty members – along with 90 others who attended virtually – Gillespie said it was “very disappointing to hear our students have had negative experiences against them” and stated he wanted to “formally apologize,” saying he was “sorry for the experiences that have happened.”
The Guide covers selected 19th and 20th century resources held by the Cincinnati History Library and Archives dealing with African Americans in the Greater Cincinnati area. Included are many books, periodicals, theses, photographs, manuscript collections and historical objects. For complete holdings, researchers should visit the Library and consult the online and card catalogs for additional items. The Library’s collections contain more resources on African Americans than was practical to incorporate here. For example, the Library also has materials that discuss African American issues on the state and national level.
Though the audiences differ, the message remains much the same: the prominence of McMicken’s name on campus, and the symbolism of exclusion it represents, is holding us back from creating and sustaining a full sense of belonging for all. Tomorrow I will ask the Board of Trustees to help us take another pivotal step on our journey forward. I will recommend we remove McMicken’s name in all uses, effective immediately, including from McMicken Hall, McMicken Commons, McMicken Circle and Mick & Mack’s Contemporary Café. -Neville Pinto
At Sept. 10, 2021 ceremonies, University of Cincinnati leaders announced major investments and initiatives tied to inclusion efforts to benefit current and future students. All told, the university:
-Unveiled a new scholarship program named for alumna Marian Spencer;
-Announced a new center to expand space for identity-based offices and offerings;
-Celebrated a new installation on campus honoring the university’s earliest African American alumni of the 1800s.
Top officials — including University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono, Provost Beverly Davenport and Student Body President Joe Blizzard — released a vague statement urging the university community to practice civility. In the statement, the cartoon was described as “crude,” but never racist or derogatory. When editors from The News Record called faculty members and officials about the cartoon, several sources declined to be identified when they said they were “outraged and sickened” by the cartoon.
Logan Johnson, graduate student trustee for the University of Cincinnati (UC) Board of Trustees (BOT), Wednesday posted a letter on Instagram received by her academic advisor, Antar A. Tichavakunda, expressing vehemently racist and genocidal views, sparking university-wide shock and condemnation.
A unanimous Board vote today formally renames a building and a handful of physical spaces on the University of Cincinnati campus. These and any other remaining campus designations making use of the ‘McMicken’ surname will now be updated.
Students, faculty and staff voiced their concerns about a lack of diversity, equity and inclusion within the College of Nursing at the African American Cultural & Resource Center in a forum held on Nov. 9, 2022