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Black Cultural Center

June 23, 2022 – Attendees of Virginia Tech’s Black College Institute build their very own night light with College of Engineering students. (Photo by Christina Franusich/Virginia Tech)

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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.

BCC Information

Black Student Alliance (BSA)

Black Organizations Council (BOC)

Land Acknowledgement and Labor Recognition

Virginia Tech acknowledges that we live and work on the Tutelo / Monacan People’s homeland and we recognize their continued relationships with their lands and waterways. We further acknowledge that legislation and practices like the Morrill Act (1862) enabled the commonwealth of Virginia to finance and found Virginia Tech through the forced removal of Native Nations from their lands, both locally and in western territories. We understand that honoring Native Peoples without explicit material commitments falls short of our institutional responsibilities. Through sustained, transparent, and meaningful engagement with the Tutelo / Monacan Peoples, and other Native Nations, we commit to changing the trajectory of Virginia Tech's history by increasing Indigenous student, staff, and faculty recruitment and retention, diversifying course offerings, and meeting the growing needs of all Virginia tribes and supporting their sovereignty.

We must also recognize that enslaved Black people generated revenue and resources used to establish Virginia Tech and were prohibited from attending until 1953. Through InclusiveVT, the institutional and individual commitment to Ut Prosim (that I may serve) in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence, we commit to advancing a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community.

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Contact Information

Kimberly Clark, M.Ed (she/her/hers) - Director
(540) 231-7179

126 Squires Student Center

Ideas? Concerns? Questions? Feel free to use the BCC Virtual Suggestion Box