Campus and Community Organizations
Student & Community Organizations
Afro-Ethnic Student Association
The purpose of AESA is to facilitate the integration of CSUF's African American students into university culture and provide support throughout their adjustment to college life. The Afro-Ethnic Student Association promotes and supports the Afro-Ethnic Studies Department. Contact: Ike Namdi at
or Julie Stokes, Advisor (657) 278-3485,
Afro-Ethnic Studies Community Ensemble
The Afro-Ethnic Studies Community Ensemble's mission is to preserve and present authentic accounts of African American music whereby listeners, as well as performers, become acutely aware of its distinct attitudes, historical references, and continuities. In many instances, this will entail the introduction or reintroduction of African American works that rarely receive public performances. It is the ensemble's wish that its presentations will foster interest among the general public, and inspire others to perform and/or create works representative of the African American culture. Contact: Dr. Stan Breckenridge (657) 278-7003,
Alliance for the Preservation of African Consciousness (APAC)
APAC's mission is to strengthen validity of education among the African American family and greater multicultural community thereby enhancing the quality of life, the student body and the residents of our respected communities. APAC encourages the advocacy, expansion, and promotion of positive knowledge covering people of African descent living in America . Members of this organization are primarily African American men. Through our commitment to excellence, honest, and integrity, APAC provides members with the necessary academic tools for intellectual vitality service to their community and greater psychological comfort as proud African American men. Contact: Mike Stafford, (310) 638-1936 or
Multicultural Mentoring Program
In recent years, research in higher education has shown that bonding with a caring person inside an educational institution is one of the most important factors in student success. The Multicultural Mentoring Program (MMP) acknowledges this information and strives to create a bond between the African American students, faculty, and staff on the California State University , Fullerton campus. Through this bond, MMP aims to increase the academic success, retention, and graduation of African American students, especially those who are among the first generation in their families to attend a college or university. Contact: Katina Napper, African American Faculty & Staff Association Coordinator (657) 278-5187 or
National Society of Black Engineers
NSBE is a student organization dedicated to the advancement of minority students that study Engineering and other related fields. NSBE offers students the opportunity to contact other students in other technical fields. Contact: Gerardo Sanchez (323) 567-7819 or office (657) 278-3879.
Sistertalk is a group that focuses on the changing roles and concerns of the African American women on campus and in the community. This is achieved through a solution oriented empowerment dialogue session where everyone voices their concerns about their relationship with one another, African American men, other women's groups, and the dominant culture at large. This group focuses on the concerns of African-American women on and off campus. The purpose is to provide opportunities for discussion, learning, and promotion of issues that pertain to African American women. Participants in Sistertalk build lifelong friendships, network, and build unity among African American women. Contact: Rosalina Camacho, Advisor @ Women's Center (657) 278-3928 or Chyrel McLeod at
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was founded in 1908 and soon became to be not only the first sorority in America to be founded by Black women, but the first to be incorporated. Inherent in the founding ideals of the sorority, is the goal to improve the quality of life for ourselves, our families, friends and acquaintances while living up to our motto. For more information about Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated please visit the official website at www.aka1908.com or contact the names listed. Contact: Christy Stewart
or (909) 860-1570.
Sigma Gamma Rho
Sigma Gamma Rho, was founded on November 12, 1922. The founders were seven young black women at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana . Fostering unity among women, the sorority currently has over 72,000 member found in over 400 chapters in the United States , and the Caribbean . The founders believed that self-respect, knowledge, and discipline gained through study, would help individuals to recognize their duty and responsibility for their society. Wisdom, education, sisterhood, scholarship, and community service bond the sisters Sigma Gamma Ro. Omicron Mu Chapter- Contact: Sylvia Zeigler
firstname.lastname@example.org or (714)526-5033
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
This fraternity was founded at the University of Indiana with the purpose strengthening the voices of black students. The purpose of KAP Fraternity, Incorporated is to train young men for achievement, leadership, and brotherhood. Each member of KAP is in search of honorable achievement wherever possible, and strives to make the community a better place by participating in various community service projects. Kappa Alpha Psi is about achievement, unity, inspiration, and the wealth in every field of human endeavor. It shapes young college males into men of integrity with the ability to withstand some of society's hardships. Contact: Carben Withers
or (714) 827-5569.
Omega Psi Phi
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. was founded at Howard University in 1911. It was the first men's Greek Letter fraternity to be founded at historically black college. Their purpose is to bring about a union of college men of similar high ideals of scholarship and manhood in order to stimulate the ambitions of its members, occupy a progressive and constructive place in the political life of the community and nation, foster humanity, freedom and dignity in its individual members and humanity, and to achieve higher economic and intellectual status. Phi Lambda Chapter Contact: Jonathan Smith
(714) 904-8289 or Christopher Walton
(323) 788-1501 .
For assistance with starting a new club or
organization, visit the
Student Organization Resource Center at Titan Student Union (TSU) 247 or (657) 278-7622; to learn more about Greek Organizations, contact the Multicultural Greek Council TSU 235 or (657) 278-4664; and for leadership development and program planning assistance utilize the
Multicultural Leadership Center at (657) 278-7366 or TSU 234.
ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
Black Chamber of Commerce of Orange County
An opportunity to meet community and business leaders while networking with others to make new business contacts. Contact: 2323 North Broadway, Suite 330 • Santa Ana , CA 92706 • Phone: (714) 547-2646 • Fax: (714) 547-2648 •
National Association for the Advance of Colored People (NAACP) Orange County Branch
The primary focus of the NAACP continues to be the protection and enhancement of the civil rights of African Americans and other minorities. Contact: P.O. Box 6131 • Santa Ana , CA 92703
National Coalition of 100 Black Women of Orange County
NCBW is dedicated to community service, the creation of wealth for social change, the enhancement of career opportunities for women of color through networking and strategically designed programs, and the empowerment of women of color to meet their diverse needs. Contact: P.O. Box 4096 • Irvine , CA 92616-4096
100 Black Men of Orange County
To empower the African American community by providing focused, effective, participatory leadership that improves public policy and enhances the overall education, social and economic status of minorities. Contact: 100 BMOC Irvine Spectrum Office • Spectrum One, Suite 200 • 7545 Irvine Center Drive • Irvine , CA 92618 • Ph: (949) 623-8423 •
Local newspaper addressing current events and news affecting the African-American community in Orange County . Contact: 2401 E 17 TH St. #152 • Santa Ana , CA 92701 • (714) 432-0640
National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW)
Promote education, ethnic pride, self development, achievement, and cultural enrichment for African American women, their families, and communities in Orange County . Volunteer & participants wanted for Women's Health Symposium scheduled for May 17, 2003. Contact: P.O. Box 18285 • Anaheim , CA 92817-8285 •