The African American Council (AAC) strives to make the University of Iowa and Iowa City more broadly places that Black people can call home.  Acknowledging that these are predominantly white spaces, the AAC notes the potential and the perils of such environments.  We seek to create programming that helps Black individuals find opportunities to connect and meet challenges while contributing to a stronger, more vibrant community.


The AAC concentrates on three core goals.  First, we provide a forum where Black faculty and staff can express their concerns.  Second, we encourage solidarity and fellowship among all Black populations on and around the UI campus.  Third, we explore statewide, national, and international partnerships that improve the experiences of UI’s Black constituencies.  


Please consider partnering with us by attending our meetings, joining our organization, and donating to our efforts.  For more information, contact Monique Galpin at