The Luther Porter Jackson Black Cultural Center is committed to preserving and disseminating information and ideas about the rich cultural heritage of African Americans and African people all over the world. The Center believes that culture is a catalyst for excellence and human understanding. The Black Cultural Center provides this catalyst through activities designed to enhance the cultural life of students at the University of Virginia. Students may use the Black Cultural Center, its facilities, and resources in a variety of ways: cultural research assistance, workshops & seminars, information on cultural programs, networking with other students, class projects, group meetings, study sessions, debate & open forums, or as a retreat from academia!!