The AC Center serves as a hub for many activities related to critical engagement with the study of our ethnic, racial and cultural diversities.

As such, we encourage academic partners, community organizations, faculty, staff and students to consider the range of opportunities (lectures, workshops, grants. conferences etc.) for collaboration. For more information of the activities listed below, or other enquires of on or off-campus collaboration, please contact us at

The American Cultures Engaged Scholarship (ACES) Program

The American Cultures Engaged Scholarship (ACES) Program began as a partnership between the AC Center and the Public Service Center(link is external)(link is external) in January 2010 to bring together the goals of the AC curriculum and community-based learning, supporting and deepening both...Read More

Faculty Grants

The American Cultures Center provides support for faculty to incorporate community-based learning into new or revised AC courses. Faculty selected for this grant are awarded as 'Chancellor’s Public Scholars' and a faculty research grant, a stipend for a community partner organization, and stipend for a undergraduate or graduate student, who will be known as Chancellor’s Public Fellows to support for the implementation of the community partnership for the course.

Faculty who have offered courses supported by the American Cultures Engaged Scholarship (ACES) program are eligible to apply for ACES Course Continuation Funds.  To learn more, please visit our Faculty Grant page

Community Partners

Since, January 2011, the ACES Program has collaborated with over 50 community partners to offer students opportunities to learn about histories of oppression, racism and social justice in the U.S., by engaging with community organizations and experts on these very issues as part of their AC class and the university's public mission.  Read More

Student Projects

American Cultures Engaged Scholarship (ACES) courses offer students and faculty the opportunity to work with community organizations to develop cutting-edge research projects associated with some of the nation's most pressing social issues.  Please visit our Student Projects Page, to learn more.

Upcoming Events

Please visit our upcoming events page to learn more about our upcoming guest lectures and events throughout the year.  We also collaborate with campus and community members on events.  Please contact us at if you are interested in collaborating with us on future events.