The Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center

The Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center (GOBCC) is dedicated to providing social and educational programs that reflect the history, heritage and culture of the African Diaspora to all students, faculty, staff and the Mid-Missouri community.



Monday-Thursdays: 8:00 a.m.-9 p.m.
Fridays: 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday-Sundays: 12-6 p.m.

Mizzou Black Women's Initiative

Mizzou Black Women’s Initiative (MBWI) began in 2010 by students and Operated as a student organization with an executive board but, the initiative was re-structured in 2018 w/ institutional support from GOBCC which introduced: the Leadership Team, Mission, and the Pillars.


Mizzou Black Men’s Initiative

The Mizzou Black Men’s Initiative (MBMI) is a two-year leadership development program provided by the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center.  We understand that leaving home can be challenging, therefore, the purpose of the program is to assist in the successful transition of Black freshmen males into the collegiate environment.