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The Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs (CBCSA) is here to welcome you to the Trojan family at the University of Southern California. CBCSA is a department that works toward creating an optimal learning environment for students of African descent and the Trojan family at large.

So “help us, help you” have a positive experience here at USC. Please stop by the office, located in Student Union (STU) 415, to introduce yourself to the CBCSA staff and become familiar with our services. We are open to your suggestions and look forward to working with you and your family. We hope to see you soon!

Continuing to make a difference!


1st Annual Gospel Showcase

Saturday, October 24, 2015
USC's McCarthy Quad

Time: 2 ½ hours prior to kick- off
(time will be announced when the
kick off time is announced)

The Unity Tailgate during USC Trojan Family Weekend is a great opportunity for students, family and fellow Trojans affiliated with the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs (CBCSA) and El Centro Chicano (ECC) to come together and enjoy a pre-game meal and cheer on the Trojan football team to victory! The Unity Tailgate begins 2 ½ hours prior to kick- off the game against Utah.

Each USC student may bring a maximum of (3) guests.

We will begin serving food 2 ½  hours prior to kick-off. RSVPs will be guaranteed a meal until 1 hour prior to kick-off. We will open the food to waitlisted students/guests and walk-in promptly 1 hour prior to kick-off.

For a complete list of Trojan Family weekend events visit

We look forward to seeing you at this annual event! Fight on!

RSVP Today!











African American Cultural Celebration

Thurs.-Sun., November 5-8, 2015
Homecoming Weekend Schedule


Somerville 20th Anniversary Banquet Celebration
Where: Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Ballroom (basement)
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: $35.00 General Admission; $25.00 for currently enrolled USC Students

Pay for your Reservation Now!



A Cardinal & Gold Affair
Where: Suede Bar & Lounge Westin Bonaventure Downtown Los Angeles
Time: 6:00 pm-10:00 pm
Cost: $10.00 at the door
For more ticket information, please go to

The 'SC Takeover
Where: The Supper Club of Los Angeles
Time: 9:00 pm-2:00 am
Cost: A limited amount of USC Student Discounted Tickets for current USC Students are at For General Admission Pre-Sale Tickets:


Black Alumni Association Pre-Game Tailgate
Where: VKC Plaza
Time: 2.5 hours prior to game
Cost: For ticket information, please go to

USC vs. Arizona Football Game
Where: Coliseum
Time: TBA
To order tickets call: (213) 740-4673 or


CBCSA Worship & Fellowship Series Visit
Where: Mount Moriah Baptist Church of Los Angeles
When: 10:00 am Service

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Would you like to experience the opportunity of a lifetime? Come experience a preview of Somerville Place THIS FALL! We will be offering this opportunity from October 1st to November 20th for prospective high school seniors!

The Somerville Place Overnight Experience gives prospective students the chance to experience life as a college student by shadowing current USC students to class as well as spending the night on Somerville Place. Somerville Place is a Residential themed floor designed for first year students to learn about and explore African American culture within the USC community. This program develops students into well rounded campus leaders who are University scholars and are active within the community. Not only does Somerville have a long legacy and rich tradition within the USC community, it has also been recognized by the Los Angeles time here! If you have any additional questions about the overnight program contact us at cbcsa@usc.eduu  or (213) 740-8257.

Below are the steps you need to complete in order to be a part of the Experience:

  • Step 1. At least two weeks prior to your interested overnight dates click here to fill out the Inquiry Form.
  • Step 2.The Somerville Place Overnight Experience Coordinator will email documents that will need to be filled out to participate in the program.
  • Step 3. Once we receive the signed documents into the CBSCA office we will begin securing a host for your visit.


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. This largely attended and highly anticipated event unites students, families, and friends through culture and achievement.

This year’s ceremony will be held on May 12, 2016, the Thursday evening before the University’s Commencement. The ceremony will honor ALL undergraduate, graduate and professional school students.

This event is for any USC student that is graduating anytime in 2016.

Sponsored by: Center for Black Cultural & Student Affairs

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