The Black Cultural Center provides information and assistance to prospective and currently enrolled students such as helping students find various campus programs, referring them to academic advising, tutoring, mentoring and other services.
The Black Cultural Center prides itself on providing key programs and services to its students that allows them to grow. Our events are targeted to focus on students of African descent academically, socially and culturally, through programming and networking.
Black Cultural Center Programs include:
- Black Graduation Celebratory
- Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration
- National Society of Black Engineers
- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon
- Black Film Series and Black Writers Forum
- Bi-Weekly Women's Discussion: Sister Talk
- Bi-Monthly "Dinner and Discussion" sessions
- Health and Wellness Program
- Referral for financial assistance (I.E. Army ROTC)
- Diversity Career Day
Leadership Development Track
- The Black Cultural Center Student Advisory Board
- Black Student Union Advisory
- Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Advisory
Making the Connection Program
This program is held in late August and is dedicated to facilitating the transition of African American students to their first semester at UWM. At each session, students can purchase textbooks, visit their classrooms, tour the Black Cultural Center and other support services to get “connected” to other organizations and peers on the UWM campus.
Textbook Loan Program
The textbook loan program is designed to address the financial needs of students who cannot purchase textbooks for their classes. Please contact The Black Cultural Center at 414-229-5566 to be directed to Ramona Sledge for additional information.