African-American Cultural Affairs

The African-American Cultural Affairs office coordinates a variety of programs that will enhance your education at Columbia College Chicago. You will find information on grants, scholarships, internships, part-time employment, and we have a small reference library focusing on multicultural issues. The Office of African American Affairs also:

  • Provides programs and activities that assist students in making a successful transition to the Columbia campus environment
  • Provides innovative programming initiatives that increase the academic success and graduation rate of racial/ethnic students
  • Advocates in the interest of racial/ethnic students in the areas of personal, academic, social, and cultural development
  • Provides students with opportunities that help them develop academically and socially by offering programs and services in self and cultural identity, leadership, career exploration, and future-oriented goal
  • Works in conjunction with admissions to recruit minority students
  • Initiates and strengthens organizations that concentrate on the development of African American students

Kimberly L. Weatherly, Ed.D.
Director of Multicultural Affairs & African American Cultural Affairs
Multicultural Affairs | 618 S. Michigan Ave., 4th floor

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Study Session: 5:30 p.m.

Barbershop: 6:30 p.m.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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Barbershop: 6:30 p.m.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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Barbershop: 6:30 p.m.


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Study Session: 6:30 p.m.

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Black Pages Student Resource Guide

The Black Pages Student Resource Guide features African American service industries within the city such as ethnic hair salons/barbers, houses of worship, museums, eateries, playhouses, and nightlife. It is our intention to inform African American students, especially students who are new to the city, where service providers, who may cater to your cultural needs, are located. This directory is offered as a tool to help aid your transition to both the city and campus community.

Download the Black Pages Student Resource Guide

Black Student Union


To provide and promote the unity of Black/African-American students at Columbia College Chicago.

We aim to serve as a voice for Black students and to establish a sense of identity, community and pride. The Black Student Union will focus on bringing our diverse culture to the campus, allowing all students to be exposed to our way of life.

Our organization is open to all Columbia students and does not discriminate based on religion, sexuality, beliefs or gender. The Black Student Union will also strive to serve as a summit to all Black/African-American organizations on campus.

Black Student Meetings
Every Wednesday at 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Multipurpose Studio
618 South Michigan Ave./4th Floor

Black Student Union Events
Annual Black Out Welcome Back Party
Paint It Black : A tribute to African American legends in the performing and visual arts.
Community Service
Colloquium Series: Career professional panels and workshops that help students hone their career skills and develop business networks in the performing arts industry
Black Love Week

Village Lunch

Upcoming Events