African American Student Affairs
Welcome to African American Student Affairs (AASA),
"a home away from home" for Northwestern's African American student community. Our office provides programs, services, and resources related to student advising, advocacy, outreach, and holistic development. We collaborate with the three other units within Multicultural Student Affairs, H/LSA, A/AASA, and the LGBT Resource Center, as well as various departments across campus. Please stop by our house at 1914 Sheridan Rd. to study, take a break, or socialize with friends.
Make A Gift
Please consider making a financial donation to Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA), one of the four MSA departments or one of our two large facilities. Your gift will truly make a big difference in the lives of our students during their time here at Northwestern University. Your donation to MSA helps us continue to build our community through education, advocacy, and opportunities. No matter how large or small, your contribution is a pledge to support MSA’s commitment to student success. On behalf of the students we serve, thanks in advance for your generosity! Visit the MSA gift page to make a gift.
Black History Month 2014
Every year, African American Student Affairs coordinates a campus wide calendar listing the events taking place as a part of Northwestern's Black History Month Celebration. This year's celebration promises to be better than ever, with a variety of speakers, panel discussions, movie viewings, and performances happening all throughout winter quarter. Visit our BHM page for more information!
The Gardner-Exum Scholarship Fund was established in December of 1986 to honor Northwestern Univerity alumnus Attorney Milton Gardner, co-founder of For Members Only- Northwestern University's Black Student Alliance, and Professor William Exum, former chairperson of the Department of African American Studies. Because of their commitment to academic excellence, concern for Black students, community needs, and their belief that effective leadership can make a major impact on our lives, this scholarship has assisted many Black student leaders for over two decades.
Congratulations to our 2014 Gardner-Exum Scholarship Fund Winners!
The first place winner, Angellic Ross
'16, received the $3000.00 award.
The second place winner, Marcel Jamal Byrd
'15, received the $1500.00 award.
The third place winners, Nadia Abdulhafiz
'14 and Lisa Oluwadamilola
'14, received one of the $500.00 awards.
Gardner-Exum award recipient Kim Rudd, with first place winner Angellic Ross, second place winner, Marcel Jamal Byrd, and third place winners Nadia Abdulhaviz and Lisa Oluwadamilola pose with African American Student Affairs Director, Charles Kellom.
Save the Date - The JOY: Journey of Our Years
June 14, 2014
More details to follow. We hope to see you and your family there!
African American Community Resource Guide
If you're new to campus or the Evanston area and looking for places of interest to the African and African-American experience, please check out our Resource Guide. It includes the best places to eat, visit, or just to hang out!
Weekly Email Listserv
The weekly announcements serve as an e-newsletter with information and news regarding opportunities that may be of interest to students. The email is sent out every Wednesday during the academic year, not counting exam weeks and breaks.