Member Benefits

With its national headquarters at Northern Illinois University, the Association for Black Culture Centers is the only national organization whose primary focuses are African American, Latino, Asian American, Native American, Multiculture centers, and related offices. We look forward to hearing from you again for another year of mutual support. Our objective always is for your Center to flourish. Joining the ABCC as an institution, professional or student offers you numerous benefits and opportunities. We invite you to download a member invoice and become a member today!


Best value!

1. Access to ABCC formal accreditation process

2. ABCC independent speakers bureau    
3. Book, DVD and promotional ad discounts
- 30 percent discount on ads in Diverse for culture Centers only; 15 percent discount for other departments on campus
- 30 percent discount on books through Third World Press
- 50 percent discount on 20 California Newsreel titles

To receive a 50 percent discount on the following titles, please call California Newsreel at 877-811-7495 and mention you're an ABCC member. All orders must be placed over the phone.

  1. At the River I Stand

  2. Banished

  3. Black Panther

  4. San Francisco State on Strike

  5. The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords

  6. Blacking Up: Hip-Hop's Remix of Race and Identity

  7. Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

  8. Ethnic Notions

  9. February One

  10. James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket

  11. The Manuscripts of Timbuktu

  12. Many Steps

  13. Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property

  14. Negroes With Guns

  15. Race: The Power of an Illusion

  16. Richard Wright - Black Boy

  17. The Road to Brown

  18. Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre 1968

  19. Tongues Untied

  20. White Scripts and Black Supermen

  21. Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun

4. Conference registration discounts

5. Pre-conference professional development institutes

6. Conference student leadership development

7. Publication in ABCC newsletter distributed to all ABCC members and affiliates

8. Publication possibilities in ABCC series of books on Centers    
9. Access to lists of active African American, Latino, Asian American, Native American, Multiculture Centers, and related offices

10. Conference networking opportunities with directors, faculty, staff and students

11. New networking possibilities with major mainstream student activity organizations: American College Personnel Association (ACPA), National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) and Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA)

12. New networking possibilities with national academic and professional development organizations: African Heritage Studies Association (AHSA), American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE), Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), John D. O'Bryant National Think Tank (JDOTT) and National Council for Black Studies (NCBS)

13. Free job postings on the ABCC website


The ABCC is the only organization in the country with a year-round program to support your Center in the ways cited above, and we also have experts who can come to your campuses for nominal fees to provide consultation based on long years of directing these centers. Become a member today! Download a membership invoice.