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At AASA, we provide a series of programs hosted by our staff. Each program is held once a month. We encourage students to come in and try them out and find which one best suits them as a person. Our programs also hosts belonging and understanding of the interests for the black community on the UofA campus. 
To find out more about the times and dates of these programs or other events at AASA please visit our events page

Sister Chat is a vibrant and inclusive community dedicated to the upliftment, empowerment, and celebration of Black women. As a dynamic network, we foster a space that embraces diversity, encourages dialogue, and promotes sisterhood among Black women from all walks of life.

We recognize the multifaceted identities and unique experiences of Black women. Our platform serves as a sanctuary for meaningful conversations, where voices are amplified, stories are shared, and perspectives are valued. We aim to create an environment that cultivates personal growth, professional development, and overall well-being.

Join us in this enriching journey as we celebrate the strength, brilliance, and resilience of Black women. Together, let's continue to build a community where every voice matters, and where the collective power of sisterhood shines brightly.

We aim to empower Black men through dialogue, mentorship, education, and collaboration. Our community is built on the belief that through shared experiences, mutual support, and positive guidance, we can navigate challenges, embrace opportunities, and create meaningful change. 

Whether it's discussing professional ambitions, mental health, cultivating leadership skills, advocating for social justice, or simply sharing stories, Men of Color is a space where Black men find camaraderie, inspiration, and encouragement.

Empowerment begins with unity and support. Join Men of Color today and be part of our movement dedicated to empowering and uplifting our black men on campus.

Wellness Wednesday is designed to prioritize the well-being of both the mind and body. In today's fast-paced world, taking care of our mental and physical health is crucial for a balanced and fulfilling life. 

This initiative aims to provide a dedicated space and time each Wednesday to focus on various aspects of wellness. Through a range of activities, discussions, and resources, "Wellness Wednesday" is committed to empowering individuals to cultivate healthier lifestyles, offering guidance, tips, and practices that support mental clarity, emotional resilience, and physical vitality. 

Join us on this journey towards a healthier, happier you, every Wednesday as we embark on this enriching and transformative experience together.


This initiative seeks to provide a supportive environment where individuals can freely express themselves, share experiences, and celebrate their unique identities without fear of judgment or discrimination. Through a blend of social events, educational discussions, artistic expressions, and community engagement, It's a Kiki aims to amplify voices, highlight achievements, and address important issues faced by the Black and Queer community.


We are inviting all to come together, share, learn, and celebrate the beautiful intersectionality of the black LGBTQ+ community. 

AASA's Black Baccalaureate is a intimate celebration of the achievements of our African American students here at the University and is held every spring. In addition to the traditional graduation that the University puts on, we want to ensure that our students receive the recognition they deserve when walking across the stage!

Black History Month is an annual celebration observed in various countries, notably in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, dedicated to honoring the achievements, contributions, and struggles of Black people throughout history. 

AASA makes sure that every February, we take part in celebrating by showcasing the entire month. 

Building Leaders and Creating Knowledge (B.L.A.C.K) Living and Learning is a residential program for incoming students to the University that incorporates Black/African American/African  cultural knowledge and experiences with academic support in a living learning community. Currently, students are housed on the 1st-2nd floor of Pima dorm. Students in B.L.A.C.K. can expect to make new friends and be guided towards success in their first and second years on campus!

If you would like to join our residential community please follow the link below:



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Phone (520) 621-3419
Fax (520) 621-9623


MLK Building
1322 E 1st St, Tucson, AZ 85719
Hours Monday - Thursday 9AM - 6PM
Friday 9AM - 4PM