Black Cultural Center

Black Cultural Center

Students participate in the 2nd Annual 2019 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oration Competition at Virginia Tech held in the Cube at the Moss Arts Center. The theme of the competition was "Silence Fuels the Burning House" and featured student orators competing for a cash prize as well as performances showcasing poetry, spoken word, singing and monologues. Photo credit: Christina Franusich
Students participate in the 2nd Annual 2019 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oration Competition at Virginia Tech held in the Cube at the Moss Arts Center. The theme of the competition was "Silence Fuels the Burning House" and featured student orators competing for a cash prize as well as performances showcasing poetry, spoken word, singing and monologues. Photo credit: Christina Franusich

In 1984, black student leaders from the class of 1985 proposed the establishment of the Black Cultural Center to correlate with the increase in recruitment of black students. The BCC opened in 1991 in 126 Squires Student Center.

The BCC is an important component of Virginia Tech’s efforts to create a welcoming and inclusive campus. It is utilized by the campus community for educational programs, exhibits, meetings, and receptions. The BCC includes comfortable space for community building and for studying. The space contains 50 stackable chairs, one six-foot table and one four-foot table, a couch, three love seats, two armchairs, an HD television with HDMI and AV hook-ups, and the Brian Roberts Library.

The Black Cultural Center may be reserved by university groups, but preference will be given to student organizations advised by Intercultural Engagement Center. Please read all information on the reservations page prior to filling out reservation form.

Contact Information

Kimberly N. Williams - Director
knwilliams@vt.edu