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.
The JOY: The Journey of Our Years - NU's Black Graduation Celebration
The JOY 2014 will take place Thursday June 19th, 2014 at 1pm in Harris Hall Rm. 107. Sponsored by African American Student Affairs, The Department of African American Studies Department and NU's Black Alumni Association, The JOY is our way of recognizing and celebrating all of NU's Black graduates. While the event has a special emphasis on our undergraduates, participation is open to any and all NU graduates who might want to participate.
Registration for The JOY 2014 is now closed. If you would still like to participate and reserve your kente cloth graduation stole, please contact us at 847-491-3610.
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 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.
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.