Ethnic Programs and Services

The Office of Ethnic Programs and Services (EPS), within the Division of Student Affairs, embraces the ever increasing diversity of the University of Cincinnati campus by providing quality programs and services that:

  • Enhance the cultural, ethnic, and racial awareness of the entire university community
  • Support the needs, growth, and development of students of color
  • Build bridges between the university and the community
  • Address the academic, social, spiritual and cultural needs of the campus community

The Office of Ethnic Programs and Services encourages academic excellence, positive social interaction, cultural enrichment, student leadership development and community service. We value each and every contact with members of the university community and see every interaction as an opportunity to encourage positive relationships.


EPS WebsitePhoneEmail

African American Cultural and Resource Center

The AACRC fosters an atmosphere where lively conversation is welcomed and encouraged, leadership development and academic success are prioritized, and quiet study spaces are regularly utilized. The AACRC also hosts several large-scale traditional programs that are annual marquee events of the African American experience at the University of Cincinnati.

Now celebrating its 30th year, the AACRC is poised to become a model for cultural and racial understanding in higher education. The Center serves as a resource for enlightenment about the Black experience and has become a known resource for variety of organizations on campus and in the Greater Cincinnati community.

The AACRC helps prepare students to become effective leaders, and plays a key role in the mission of the university by:

  • influencing academic excellence through programming and recognition
  • providing connections
  • building community relationships
  • recruiting and retaining students


AACRC WebsitePhoneEmail

LGBTQ Center

The LGBTQ Center supports the mission of the University of Cincinnati through a commitment to diversity, equity, leadership development, and intellectual inquiry with particular respect to sexual orientation and gender identity. The Center is an inclusive campus community that welcomes people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and provides support, resources and advocacy. The Center facilitates LGBTQ visibility by promoting and enhancing understanding, acceptance, and awareness regarding LGBTQ issues.

The LGBTQ Center enhances the campus community for LGBTQ students and their allies through intentional advocacy, providing a safe space, intersectional programming, and access to culturally relevant resources.


LGBTQ Center Website