The Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center

The Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center (GOBCC) complements academic programs and enrich the quality of campus life for Black students at the University of Missouri. The GOBCC also provides opportunities for self-awareness and identity development through educational, cultural, and social programming that promotes student persistence and achievement.


Monday -Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

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 with institutional support from the 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 and identity development program provided by the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center (GOBCC).  We aim to foster a sense of belonging, promote engagement in the curricular and co-curricular life at the university, and encourage self-responsibility while focusing on the retention and persistence of our students to articulate the benefits of higher education and expectations and values of the university.

Mizzou Black Men’s Initiative