The mission of the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs (CBCSA) is to create an Afrocentric, holistic learning environment, for academic, social and professional development, and civic engagement for all members of the USC community.
Today, The five major areas of programmatic focus include:
- Cultural and Community Awareness
- Professional Development
- Social Enrichment
The four areas guiding the vision of the department include:
- To Empower Student Social Development & Community Engagement
- To Student Professional Development & Academic Navigation
- To Promote Student Wellness & Advocacy
- To Engage & Develop Community of Black Students, Faculty, & Staff
Sommerville Place Residential Floor
This special interest residential community creates an environment where academic success, leadership, self-direction, and personal growth are nurtured. The five goals that all residents strive to achieve are: spirituality, respect, retention, successful transitions, and an understanding and display of positive social values. The goals of Somerville Place aim to foster an understanding of and respect for Black culture, while cultivating a sense of family and community.
African American Cultural Celebration
Bridging our past with our present, the African American Cultural Celebration (AACC) serves as a traditional rite of passage that recognizes and affirms students of African descent who have completed a rigorous journey through academia at the University of Southern California.
Black and Latinx New Student Symposium
The Black and Latinx New Student Symposium is a personalized student welcome geared toward Black and Latino students, but open to ALL incoming students. This is an opportunity for incoming students to learn about specific campus involvement opportunities and resources to help you achieve success during your first year at USC. The sessions are geared toward freshman, transfer and graduate students.
To learn more about the programs mentioned above, click the links below!
Visit the CBCSA homepage to learn more about the center’s programs and resources!