Programs

The programs below highlight just a few of the resources on campus that focus on underrepresented students at the university. For a more complete list of student resources, check out: http://www.arizona.edu/diversity/get-academic-support

Building Leaders and Creating Knowledge (B.L.A.C.K) is a residential program for Frosh 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 year on campus!

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

https://housing.arizona.edu/getting-started/theme-communities/black

SistaChat serves as an inaugural program at The University of Arizona (UA) designed to help retain and graduate women of color on campus at the University of Arizona through academic support, professional and leadership development, and community building. This also program offers a platform to address the ways in which women of color in particular, are affected by cis/hetero-patriarchy and how systems of oppression continue to show up in these communities. Through community building and conversations, SistaChat will actively seek ways to actively disrupt and ultimately dismantle these systems. 

Come enjoy wings and things at this initiative which is designed to help retain and graduate men of color on campus at the University of Arizona through academic support, professional and leadership development, and community building. The other hope is that this program offers a platform to address the ways in which toxic masculinity and cis/hetero-patriarchy continue to show up in these communities and ways to actively disrupt and ultimately dismantle these systems. 

A free therapeutic space for folx to work through racial trauma. The goal is to process the disproportionate impact of COVID19, the stress of being Black in AZ, as well as the recent shooting on campus along with similar incidents of violence against Black folx.

This space is open every wednesday from 5pm-7pm, Zoom ID: 841 727 179 79

 

AASA hosts an annual event where we host a guided dialouge with local Black professionals and college students about transitioning from college to the professional world.

AASA's Black Baccalaureate is a intimate celebration of the acheivements of our African American students here at the University. 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 a time of year where we come together and celebrate Blackness. Every Februray we do our part in perserving our History. A few annual events that we showcase are the BSU Hair Forum, the Trayvon Martin Silent Protest, and our annual Block Party. While it is Black History month we are open to collaborational opportunities with campus partners and allies.

The Cultural Learning Communities (CLC) merge culture, identity and academic support through workshops and peer mentoring. First year students seeking a culturally enriching experience, and who also identify as African American/Black, or Asian/Pacific Islander, or Hispanic/Latinx/Chicanx, or Native American/American Indian are able to participate in one of our four learning communities.

Each community has been created in partnership with the associated Cultural Center:

The Cultural Learning Communities provide participants with the opportunity to connect with other students who identify as being from the same cultural background, while also focusing on campus and community engagement, personal growth, academic excellence, and a diverse UA experience.

PARTICIPATE!

All students interested in the Cultural Learning Communities and who identify with one of the specified cultural groups are able to participate. Just complete the participation form: COMPLETE PARTICIPATION FORM HERE

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Chris Oka coka@arizona.edu 

AASA offers free counseling with a mental health advocate, Teejay Brown, to ensure student's needs are being met outside of the University boundaries. Sessions are free of charge and all students are encouraged to schedule an appointment. Use the link here to schedule an appointment: https://calendly.com/etbrown/aasa-support-meetings