Cultural Centers at Iowa State University


Black Cultural Center

517 Welch Avenue Ames Iowa 50014

"Make the BCC Your Home Away from Home"
Our "home away from home" policy is our commitment to meet the needs of every guest.
The Black Cultural Center is located at 517 Welch Avenue in Ames Iowa. It is a 7-minute walk from the ISU campus. A bridge between the ISU and Ames Communities, the Black Cultural Center is open to the public Mondays through Fridays and free for use to all community members.

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BCC Amenities:

Lower Level
*Well-lit Multipurpose Room for large meetings (seats 15-20)
*Convenient side entrance for transporting equipment and presentation materials

Main Level
*Quaint & cozy living space and reception area (seats 8-10)
*Contemporary breathable family dining room (seats 6)
*Full-service sun-lit kitchen with exit to main deck (standing room)

Second Level
*Jack Trice Memorial Browsing Library (seats 10-12)
*Student Rec & Game Room (seats 6-8)

Upper Level
*Conversation Lounge (seats 6-8)

Guest Restrooms
*2 spacious 3/4 restrooms (one on main level and one on second level)

*Open yard for family fun and cook-outs (small grill available)
*3-level wheelchair accessible deck (west side)
*Backstreet parking and bike rack available (back entrance/exit to Center)

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Contact us at or call the BCC at 515-268-1512.
Questions? Contact the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at 515-294-6338.

Multicultural Center

At the Multicultural Center, our goal is to create an environment where difference is readily accepted and embraced. The Multicultural Center is located in the ISU Memorial Union and is a great space for meetings, receptions, and other events.

Reserve the Center's Multipurpose Room for your next event!

Please call the Memorial Union Event Management office today at 515-294-1437 to reserve this space.
Please note that any catering for events held in the Multipurpose Room must be arranged through ISU Dining.