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 2013: NU's Black Congratulatory
Registration for The Journey of Our Years (JOY) 2013, NU's Black Congratulatory is now open! This year's celebration will take place Thursday June 20th at 6pm in McCormick Tribune Center.
If you are graduating from Northwestern this year and would like to participate in the event, click here to sign up! Friends and family of the graduates do not need to register to attend. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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 2013 winners!
- 1st Place ($3000): Jasmine Atwell, Class of 2013
- 2nd Place ($1500): Sarah Watson, Class of 2015
- 3rd Place ($500 each): Ryan Arrendell, Class of 2013; Diamond Greer, Class of 2014; Opeyemi Kusoro, Class of 2013
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 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.