The mission of the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center is to complement the academic programs of study and enrich the quality of campus life for Black students at the University of Missouri. The GOBCC provides opportunities for self-awareness and identity development through educational, cultural, and social programming that promotes student persistence and achievement. Additionally, the GOBCC works to make the University of Missouri and Columbia community a more inclusive and welcoming environment for diverse populations through education, outreach, and collaboration.