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The Alliance brings together four key Academic and Community Engagement Centers on campus: Sonja Hayes Stone Center for Black Culture and History/IAAR, the American Indian Center, the Carolina Latinx Center, and the Asian American Center.

The Mission:

The mission of the Alliance is to draw on our expertise to lead on crucial issues of equity and justice that affect our entire society today.

Our work:

  • Educate about race and ethnicity as they intersect with other key social categories and movements.
  • Cultivate cross-cultural unity and dialogue
  • Cooperate and coordinate programs
  • Provide critical voices and individual and collective perspectives
  • Explore, analyze, and disseminate information through research, outreach, and service.

We perform this important work both individually and collectively as we engage our campus and communities.

About Each Center:


Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History

The goal of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History is to encourage and support the critical examination of all dimensions of African-American and African diaspora cultures through sustained and open discussion, dialogue and debate, and to enhance the intellectual and socio-cultural climate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and in communities beyond the campus boundaries. our work and activities support the university’s mission objectives to “serve as a center for research, scholarship and creativity and to teach a diverse community of undergraduate, graduate and professional students to become the next generation of leaders”, and to “extend knowledge-based services and other resources of the University to the citizens of North Carolina and their institutions to enhance the quality of life for all people in the state”.

American Indian Center

The vision of the American Indian Center (AIC) is to make the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill a leading public university for American Indian scholarship and scholars and make Native issues a permanent part of the intellectual life of the University.

The AIC is a university-wide public service Center designed to advance the University’s mission of research, education, and service with three primary goals.

    1. Leadership in American Indian Scholarship and Research. By creating an environment in which quality research and scholarship related to American Indians is strengthened and nurtured, the University can become the premier university in the east for American Indian research and knowledge dissemination.
    2. Engagement with and Service to Native Populations. By serving as the University’s front door to American Indian communities, The AIC will enable Carolina, as the University of the People, to truly serve the First People of North Carolina as well as the First people of the south and the east.
    3. Enrichment of Campus Diversity and Dialogue. By facilitating the inclusion of the American Indian peoples, with their unique and rich cultures, traditions, beliefs, and histories, the learning environment of the entire Carolina community will be enriched.

Carolina Latinx Center

The Carolina Latinx Center (CLC) supports UNC-Chapel Hill’s Latinx communities and educates the campus and beyond through engagementscholarshipcultural awareness, and public service.

The Carolina Latinx Center provides students, faculty and staff the opportunity to explore Latinx cultures, histories and tradition and to use that understanding to work across racial and ethnic communities in North Carolina and the world. For faculty, staff and students who are engaged in research, teaching and/or service related to Latinx communities and issues, the CLC connects them both with one another and with community partners.

Asian American Center

Founded in 2020, the Asian American Center’s mission is to cultivate a critical understanding of Asian American peoples, cultures, and histories. Through education, organizing, and advocacy, the AAC will engage and empower Asian American students, faculty, and staff and the greater Carolina community. The AAC will enhance the University’s commitment to excellence by expanding access to interdisciplinary learning and preparing the next generation of leaders for an increasingly multicultural society.