Throughout the year, AASA sponsors many events for students to enjoy. Many of the programs are co-sponsored by student groups and various university departments. If you are interested in assisting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This program offers first-year students insight into the college experience for African American students at Northwestern. First-year students have the opportunity to learn about various resources available through the African American community and meet upperclassmen during this event.
Through the Freshman Activities Board, you will meet and connect with other first-year students from around the University, learn about important resources designed to help you succeed at Northwestern, and develop important leadership skills that will last a lifetime. It's a fun, easy, and unique way of getting involved on campus.
Membership in the FAB is open to any first-year student. If you would like to join, please email email@example.com
Every year for Homecoming, AASA opens the Black House to welcome home our alumni. Come enjoy food, laughter, old friends, and great memories over refreshments and music.
The Journey of Our Years, or The JOY, is our way of recognizing and celebrating NU's Black graduates. While the event has a special emphasis on our undergraduates, participation is open to any and all graduates who identify with the African and African American community. We look forward to celebrating your academic achievements, along with your family and friends.
The JOY 2013 will take place on 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, registration is now open! Click here to sign up! Friends and family of the graduates do not need to register, however, seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
African American Heritage Award
The African American Heritage Award is given to one graduating senior at the Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) Senior Celebration during the end of spring quarter.
The African American Heritage Award is given in recognition of the individual who has demonstrated commitment, dedication, insight, leadership, and perseverance in his/her approach to life through continuous service to and support of the Northwestern African American community.
- 2012: Amin Elsaeed
- 2011: Makda Fessahaye
- 2010: Corey Winchester
- 2009: Jeniece Fleming
- 2008: Randall Todd Johnson
- 2007: Julian Hall
- 2006: Keticia Guter
Black History Month
The NU community highlights African and African American culture through a variety of events, including guest speakers, panel discussions, films, social gatherings, theatrical performances and literary forums, just to name a few.
Swahili for “pull together,” Harambee is the kick-off event for Black History Month. It's co-sponsored by AASA and For Member's Only: NU's Black Student Alliance, and includes performances, food, and presentation of the Gardner-Exum Scholarship winners.