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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!


Congratulations Newly Admitted Class of 2018!

Would you like to experience the opportunity of a lifetime? Do you want to live in a family-like atmosphere, become a campus leader and be engaged with the African American community on campus? Somerville Place is FOR YOU!
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 Place have a long legacy and rich tradition within the USC community, it has also been recognized by the Los Angeles time here!

For student testimonials please click here.

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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. An outstanding speaker is chosen each year who insights words of wisdom, encouragement and adoration to the audience allowing all participants to evaluate their life experiences while empowering them to reach all future endeavors.

This year’s ceremony will be held on May 15, 2014 the Thursday evening before the University’s Commencement, honoring all undergraduate, graduate and professional school students.

This event is for any USC student that is graduating anytime in 201

Dear Graduating Trojans,

As of today, guest tickets for the African American Cultural Celebration ceremony are SOLD OUT. Please stay tuned for further details. Once we are able to evaluate the total number gratuating students and guest attendees, we will let you know if more tickets are available. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we thank you for making this what will be one of the most highly attended celebrations to date!


African American Cultural Celebration 2014 Planning Committee





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