Welcome to the

African American Council

 

Photos of prominent African AMerican leaders

Mission Statement

The African American Council (AAC) seeks to improve the quality of life for black faculty, staff, and students at the University of Iowa.  Recognizing the challenges that the campus environment poses, the AAC provides a safe space where black community members can explore their concerns.  The organization uses insights from these explorations to create programming and to lobby for policies.

Through service on committees, engagement with the broader community, and hosting responsive events, AAC members show that they are enthusiastic partners in the University of Iowa’s quest to remain a top-flight educational institution.  We invite you to join us in this worthy enterprise.

 

Upcoming Events

Discover Study Abroad

Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 12:30pm

Would you like to study abroad during your time at the University of Iowa, but don't know where to start? Attend our weekly Virtual Discover Study Abroad info sessions to learn how study abroad works and find the right international opportunity for you!   Discover Study Abroad sessions are the first step for interested students to learn more about the study abroad process and ask any questions they may have, covering topics such as study abroad locations, eligibility, deadlines, academics, and…

Discover Study Abroad

BGC: Enhancing Your Intercultural Insight (Advanced)

Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

To register for courses, sign in to UI Employee Self Service, and click the "My Career" tab. Select "Learning and Development", and click on "My Training", and then "Enroll in Courses" on the top left. In "Find a Course" section type "BGC" in the "Course Title" and click "Search Courses".  All of the series' classes begin with the code "BGC" and click "View Details" to enroll in a course.  Designed for participants whom have attended the Developing Your Intercultural Insight session and…

BGC: Enhancing Your Intercultural Insight (Advanced)

Read on the Rug

Friday, June 5, 2020, 10:00am to 10:30am

Bring your toddler to enjoy a story and related activities at the Museum of Natural History! 30 minutes of guided learning (story, poems/songs, craft) that leads to free exploration of the museum is the perfect way to start a Friday with your littles. And all before naptime! Read on the Rug is recommended for ages 2-4 along with their parent or guardian. We're doing away with registration limits! Come one, come all! Cost is free. Walk-ins welcome, though we sure do appreciate your advanced…

Read on the Rug

Discover Study Abroad

Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 12:30pm

Would you like to study abroad during your time at the University of Iowa, but don't know where to start? Attend our weekly Virtual Discover Study Abroad info sessions to learn how study abroad works and find the right international opportunity for you!   Discover Study Abroad sessions are the first step for interested students to learn more about the study abroad process and ask any questions they may have, covering topics such as study abroad locations, eligibility, deadlines, academics, and…

Discover Study Abroad

BGC: International Student Advisor Boot Camp (Advanced)

Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 9:00am to 11:00am

To register for courses, sign in to UI Employee Self Service, and click the "My Career" tab. Select "Learning and Development", and click on "My Training", and then "Enroll in Courses" on the top left. In "Find a Course" section type "BGC" in the "Course Title" and click "Search Courses".  All of the series' classes begin with the code "BGC" and click "View Details" to enroll in a course. This session will build on the foundation of the BGC/BUILD session, “Introduction to Federal Regulations…

BGC: International Student Advisor Boot Camp (Advanced)