Resources & Services
The African American Resource Center strives to provide students with the resources and training needed to become a successful student at California State University, Fullerton. There are a list of campus and community resources that we find may be useful for undergraduates, graduates, staff, and faculty.
Campus and community Resources
Our mission is to work in a collaborative partnership with students, a shared responsibility, where the advisor and student are equally invested in the educational process and holistic development of the student.
Academic Advisement is available on a walk-in basis, so come in anytime to meet with an academic advisor. To maximize your valuable time, plan ahead and visit the Academic Advisement Center during non-registration periods .
For more information, please click on Academic Advising Center
Financial aid is available to remove the cost barriers that may prevent you from pursuing your educational goals. Assistance is available from a variety of programs funded by federal, state, university and private sources. Students who demonstrate significant financial need may qualify for grant aid while students with less need may obtain low cost loans. Financial need is determined through a federal formula that assesses the family’s relative financial strength and ability to contribute to meeting the student’s educational costs.
For more information, please click on CSUF Financial Aid Office
African American Faculty & Staff Association
Since the late 1960’s, the African American Faculty and Staff Association (AAFSA) has been partnering in the educational enterprise at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF).
AAFSA has evolved over the years and continues to thrive. Our Association offers a community platform for staff, faculty, and students to learn from each other. Our community aims to create faculty and staff networks and connections with students, advocates for employees of African descent, and brings Pan African cultural events and activities to CSUF.
In efforts to help others become a part of our community, there are events and programs hosted throughout the year. It is our goal that our community will become your community.
We are family here, and we hope that you will join us and become a member of the AAFSA community!
For more information, please click on African American Faculty and Staff Association
African American Studies Department
It is a pleasure to introduce you to the African American Studies website and our degree program at California State University Fullerton. African American Studies is a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the black experience as it relates to life in America as part of a world community.
In addition to degree programs in African American Studies, the department provides course work in Ethnic Sudies in general (e.g., Intercultural Socialization) and other specific ethnic groups (e.g., American Indian).
Nearly all classes meet general education requirements in the social sciences and are designed to give you the opportunity to learn what "they" never taught you in all your years of schooling. It is increasingly imperative that you acquire knowledge of diverse cultural perspectives. African American courses enhance a student's awareness by drawing multiple points of view. Our courses will expose you to contemporary and cultural viewpoints not offered in other disciplines. They specifically prepare students to appreciate diversity within the broader society.
For more information, please click on African American Studies
One of the ways the African American Resource Center provides students networking and leadership opportunities is by connecting students with the many organizations affiliated with the resource center.
The Afro-Ethnic Student Association
The Afro-Ethnic Student Association (AESA) is an African American organization in the Orange County area (on CSU Fullerton campus) providing leadership, mentorship, volunteer work, social event planning, and awareness on social issues involved in the Black/African American community. Our organization hopes to strengthen the bond in the Black/African American community among students, family and friends.
President: Naomi Belgrave
Meeting Time: Every Other Thursday at 5:00pm in Titan Student Union
Link: AESA on TitanLink
The Alliance for the preservation of african consciousness (APAC)
The mission of the Alliance for the Preservation of African Consciousness (APAC) 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 provides unity, awareness of societal issues, and efforts towards generating a positive image of African-American/Black males on campus .
President: Makai Riley
Meeting Time: TBD
Link: APAC on TitanLink
The Black Student Union
We are the Black Student Union of California State University, Fullerton, with a primary goal to recognize the need for the united front among Black/African American student organizations. Formed on a voluntary basis, the purpose of this council is to unite us not only in words, but in action as well. The Black Student Union fosters student growth and development through diversity, academics, and community services and outreach. We provide an opportunity for students of all races to celebrate black culture, lifestyle, and history.
President: Bethany Whittaker
Meeting Time: Every Monday at 1:30pm in Titan Student Union - Bradford AB
Link: BSU on TitanLink
The purpose of this organization is to provide students in the college community, emphasis on the African American Community, with knowledge about the Word of God through Jesus Christ our Lord. It is our hope that students will build a personal relationship with God, and that they will then reach out in their own communities and tell of the goodness of Jesus
President: Caleb Mack
Meeting Time: Mondays at 8:00p in CSUF Housing
National Society of Black Engineers
The purpose of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE); California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) Chapter is to stimulate and develop student interest in engineering, strive to increase the number of students studying engineering at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; and to endeavor in the advancement of the ethnic minority engineer within the professional industry.
President: Austin Murrell
Meeting Time: Tuesdays at 5:00pm in Titan Student Union - Bradford AB
Link: NSBE on TitanLink
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.
President: Kyree Jackson
Meeting Time: Wednesdays at 6:00pm in GH 205
Link: SisterTalk on TitanLink
The Movement is dedicated to enriching the dance culture of CSUF students by unifying students of all races and educating them on the historical background of African American dance. We promote the practice of free expression and physical and mental wellness, while creating a safe and fun environment for our members to dwell in. We are open to all students of all races, groups and interests and require no dance background to join.
President: JaNae White
Meeting Time: Selected Tuesdays or Thursdays at 7:00p in Kinesiology Hall - 264
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
These student organizations are recognized under the National Pan-Hellenic Council and have been active at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). Below are the various chapters of Sorority and Fraternity life recognized under the NPHC.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was founded on January 13, 1913 by twenty-two African American women at Howard University in Washington D.C. In 1930, the organization was incorporated as a private, non-profit organization for the purpose of providing services and to promote human welfare. From the first undergraduate chapter, Alpha chapter, the sorority has grown into an organization of over 930 graduate and undergraduate chapters with more than 200,000 predominantly Black colleges’ educated women. The sorority currently has chapters ins US, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Republic of Korea. Today, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is the largest African-American Greek-lettered sorority in the world.
CSUF Status: Active
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Kappa Alpha Psi, a college Fraternity, now comprised of functioning Undergraduate and Alumni Chapters on major campuses and in cities throughout the country, is the crystallization of a dream. It is the beautiful realization of a vision shared commonly by the late Revered Founders Elder Watson Diggs; John Milton Lee; Byron K. Armstrong; Guy Levis Grant; Ezra D. Alexander; Henry T. Asher; Marcus P. Blakemore; Paul W. Caine; Edward G. Irvin and George W. Edmonds.
CSUF Status: Active
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
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.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
From seven young teachers, Sigma Gamma Rho has become an international service organization comprised of women from every profession. Sigma Gamma Rho offers its members opportunities to develop their unique leadership abilities and talents through leadership training and involvement in sorority activities and programs. Sorority activities provide an atmosphere to develop friendships and connect with a global network of professional contacts which last and provide invaluable support, sisterly love and career assistance for a lifetime.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
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.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Since its founding on December 4, 1906, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has supplied voice & vision to the struggle of African-Americans & people of color around the world. Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans, was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York by seven college men who recognized the need for a strong bond of Brotherhood among African descendants in this country. The Fraternity initially served as a study & support group for minority students who faced racial prejudice, both educationally and socially, at Cornell.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
The brothers of Phi Beta Sigma are the Fraternity's most valuable resource and strength. They are the primary means by which the Phi Beta Sigma objectives will be achieved. In order to accomplish the Fraternity's objectives, it is essential that systems are instituted that effectively embody "Culture For Service and Service For Humanity" and promote brotherhood, scholarship and service