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The Black African Coalition at Arizona State University does hereby dedicate itself to unifying students of African descent (hereby known as ASU Black, African and Caribbean students) toward the following common goals and objectives for this community: supporting our recruitment, retention, and graduation, increase visibility as a campus presence through the support of social programming and Black Student Unions on each campus and through the activities and participation of Black & African campus organization and advocate for the voices of all ASU Black, African and Caribbean students and organizations.
Throughout the academic year, Arizona State University dedicates months and weeks to honoring Sun Devils’ heritage. The Black African Coalition leads the celebration of Black History Month each February. To learn how you can be involved in planning the celebration of our rich, diverse community of ASU students, connect with our coalition.
The BAC promotes health and wellness through these hard times of a racial and health pandemic. Please see these resources that are here to assist you.
As we look into the future, the BAC sees a variety of ways that we can continue to advocate for the ASU Black community as well as improve the individual experience for each student. The BAC has committed to a series of initiatives that we are promising to be completed by Fall 2021. Our priorities for the 2020-2021 school year are:
We are here for you! Thank you for all of your support so far this year.
As a senior studying Business: Public Service and Public Policy with a minor in Social and Behavioral Sciences, Aniyah Braveboy has taken the legal and political career field by storm. She looks forward to guiding the Black African Coalition into a year of community service, retention, and successful implementation of legislation to better the life of the Black community at ASU.
Cornelius Foxworth II
Cornelius Foxworth II is a Senior majoring in Psychology with a double minor Business & Criminal Justice. He is looking forward to advocating for Black students and organizations to create an overall more inclusive environment at Arizona State University.
Katelyn Kubly is a junior majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Criminal Justice and Socio-Legal Studies. In her roles as the Treasurer for the Black African Coalition and the Black Undergraduate Law Society and as a First-Year Success Coach, she hopes to continue to advocate for black students at ASU.
Taylor Jackson is a junior majoring in Psychology and Anthropology with a certificate in Public Administration and Public Management. She’s looking forward to building more safe and equitable space and creating more opportunities for Black students to connect as a community.
Sinobia Aiden is a junior studying political science and journalism and Mass communication. Her passion is to combine the two by effectively communicating the process and procedures of the American government to the general public and creating a new generation of civically engaged citizens
Divine Lee is ready to help create change on the ASU Campus one event at a time with the Black African Coalition by helping develop new policies, new events, and new opportunities. As a junior studying computer system engineering with a focus on cybersecurity, Divine is organized, attentive, and passionate about the cause of helping Black students, faculty, and staff here.
Rachel Porché is a sophomore at Arizona State University earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business: Public Service and Public Policy. She utilizes her leadership and creative skills to help build a powerful and present image of the Black African Coalition on all social media platforms.
To connect with one of our member organizations, please log on to SunDevilSync.
|Organization Name||Instagram Handle||Campus|
|African American Men of ASU (AAMASU)||@the.aamasu||Tempe|
|African Students Association (AFSA)||@AFSA_ASU||Tempe|
|Black African Coalition (BAC)||@blackafricancoalition||Tempe|
|Black Artists and Designers Association (B.A.D)||@blackartistsanddesigners||Tempe|
|Black Business Student Association (BBSA)||@bbsa_asu||Tempe|
|Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA)||@asu_bgsa||Tempe|
|Black Medical Student Association (BMSA)||@asu.bmsa||Tempe|
|Black Student Union (BSU)- Downtown Phoenix||@bsudowntown||Downtown|
|Black Student Union (BSU)-Polytechnicemail@example.com||Polytechnic|
|Black Student Union (BSU)-West||@asu_blackstudentunion||West|
|Black Undergraduate Law Society (BULS)||@buls_asu||Tempe|
|Caribbean Student Association (CSA)||@CSAofASU||Tempe|
|Ethiopian and Eritrean Student Association (EESA)||@eesa_asu||Tempe|
|Love in Colorfirstname.lastname@example.org||Tempe|
|National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)||@arizonastatenaacp||Tempe|
|National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)||@nabj_atasu||Downtown|
|National Council of Negro Women (NCNW)||@Asu_ncnw||Tempe|
|National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)||@nsbe_asu||Tempe|
|Sudanese American Association (SAA)||@saa.asu||Tempe|
|National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)||@asu_nphc||Tempe|
|Gamma Iota Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc||@gi_nupes1948||Tempe|
|Iota Kappa Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.||@Iotakappadst||Tempe|
|Mu Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.||@muetaalphas||Tempe|
|Lambda Xi Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc||@asu_sigmas||Tempe|
|Beta Pi Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.||@betapisgrho||Tempe|
|Zeta Alpha Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.||@za_aka||Tempe|
|Kappa Iota Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.||@asu_zetas||Tempe|
Arizona State University’s campuses are open to all who wish to visit. The places below highlight and bring together students in this community.
You can also use this contact list to get in touch with members of the Sun Devil community including Black faculty, staff, alumni and ASU leadership. Below is a list of resources gathered by this coalition that may be helpful to you as a student. Organizations or resources listed not affiliated with Arizona State University are not endorsed by the university.
Western Alliance to Expand Student Opportunities (WAESO)
Hispanic Research Center
African and African American Studies
Asian Pacific Island Studies
Council of Coalitions
Shades Mentoring Program
Committee for Campus Inclusion (CCI)
Faculty Women of Color Caucus
Provost Native American Advisory Council (P-NAAC)>
Diversity and Inclusion Award Recipients
MLK Activities, Volunteering and Awards
American Indian Student Support Services
Seeds- Diverse people for diverse science
Young Engineers Shape the World (YESW)
Office of Inclusion and Community Engagement
Workforce Inclusion in Neuroscience through Undergraduate Research Experience (WINURE)
Society of Women in STEM
First generation scholarships
Diversity Resources for Graduates Students
Center for Study of Race and Democracy
American Indian Student Support Services
International Students and Scholars Center
Arizona State University is an institution measured by whom we include and how they succeed. If you feel you have been the victim of actions contrary to this principle, please connect with the appropriate resource.
The ASU Hotline is a comprehensive, 24-hour accessible telephone and web-based service that can be used to report ethical or compliance concerns or highly sensitive or confidential matters. Through the hotline, concerns can be reported anonymously and without fear of retaliation.
The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities is responsible for reviewing and handling student disciplinary incident reports. Incident reports are accepted from students, faculty, staff, or other persons who believe that a student or a student organization may have violated the ABOR Student Code of Conduct.
President of GPSA cultivates a culture of inclusivity at ASU
After being involved with GPSA for two years, Ph.D. student Leah Jones decided to run for president to provide better representation to those whose voices weren’t being heard on campus, specifically students of color, women and international students.
Celebrating Black History Month 2020 at ASU
For ASU senior and president of the Zeta Phi Beta sorority Destiny May, Black History Month is “dedicated to celebrating the excellence of black people … highlighting the beauty and talent and skills that we exhibit.” This year, the Black African Coalition planned events all month long to celebrate on every ASU campus.
Sun Devils marked Juneteenth with virtual events
The students of ASU’s Black African Coalition cosponsored a virtual Juneteenth celebration in which Sun Devils participated from their home communities locally and around the country. The two events gave students the opportunity to learn, connect and voice questions through virtual conversation.
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