The Black Cultural Programming Committee (BCPC) at UT was established in 1979 by the Office of the Dean of Students. Since its inception, the committee’s objectives have been to:
- Develop and present programs and activities that enhance public awareness of African-Americans and their accomplishments within the international society;
- Foster an atmosphere for the interaction and unity of African American students within the university community;
- Provide an opportunity for African American students to maintain positive and continuous communication/involvement with the academic and local communities;
- Serve as a catalyst to motivate the African American students’ self-development, discovery, and esteem during their educational career at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.