African American Student Affairs is closed until further notice. Staff are working remotely and available to assist students, please reach out directly for any assistance. Please see our calendar for updates about events and programs moved online. For student resources and support during the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the SSRI Resources page or the UArizona COVID-19 page.
African American Student Affairs (AASA) along with the Office of Multicultural Engagement (OME) stands in solidarity with Asian and Asian American communities including UA students, staff, and faculty against any form of racism and discrimination related to COVID-19. If you are affected by related incidents or would like to process, feel free to contact AASA's Interim Director, Joshua Hamilton at email@example.com or OME staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to AASA!
Welcome to African American Student Affairs (AASA) where your Black is welcome and celebrated! We are hikers, nerds, Afro punks, LGBTQIA, musicians, engineering students, gamers, activists, bookworms, fraternity and sorority members, athletes, from the city, from the country, from around the way. There's a place for all of us here! Come through!
The mission of African American Student Affairs (AASA) is to facilitate a support system that helps students achieve academic excellence and an enriching African American cultural experience at the University of Arizona. AASA provides opportunities for students to learn more about leadership, social justice and creating community.
The mission is achieved through a focus on four key areas:
- Building community among currently enrolled students
- Providing personal and leadership development opportunities
- Advancing the on-going development of a culturally competent campus community
- Supporting diversity initiatives at the University of Arizona
History of the African American Cultural Center