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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!


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 14, 2015 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 2015!!!

Sponsored by: Center for Black Cultural & Student Affairs

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Would you like to experience the opportunity of a lifetime? Come experience a preview of Somerville Place THIS SPRING! We will be offering this opportunity February- May of 2015 for admitted students only (exact dates will be announced soon). The Somerville Place Overnight Experience is for freshman that have been admitted to USC 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, check out the website out here! If you are interested, here are the steps you need to complete in order to be a part of the Experience.

Step1: Fill out the Overnight Experience Inquiry Form here

Step 2: Once you’ve completed the inquiry form contact CBCSA at or 213-740-8257 (Monday-Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm)

Step 3. Read some of our student testimonials here.



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