Quad Cities Campus

QC Cultural Alliance

Welcome to QC Cultural Alliance

The purpose of the QC Cultural Alliance is to strive to support an inclusive and diverse campus environment that promotes cultural awareness, respect, appreciation, while also challenging racial, ethnic, gender, religious, sexual orientation, disability, national origin and other identity based biases. The Alliance will offer educational and social programming for the QC campus and surrounding community to engage in a positive reflection of our similarities and differences.


NAACP Branches

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.



Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center

Mission: Provide opportunities for a diverse population through a variety of programs and services.


Student Resources

University Resources

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

LGBT*QA Resource Center

Multicultural Center

Resource Library

The African American Studies Resource Library is a select collection of resources relating to African and African American history and culture. The type of materials held in our collection include:

  • Books
  • CDs
  • Videos and DVDs
  • Select Journals
  • AAS Course Reserve Readings and Textbooks

For more information on resources and availability, visit the Department of African American Studies office in Morgan Hall 232.

Web Resources

The internet is a great resource featuring African American and multicultural images, historical facts, literature, art, etc. Visit these suggested websites.

National Council for Black Studies

National Association of African American Studies

African Literature Association

Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center


The Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center provides ongoing cultural experiences, academic enhancement opportunities, and social programs designed to aid in the adjustment of African American students at Western Illinois University. The Center also serves as an important resource in providing cultural enrichment opportunities for Western Illinois University and the region.