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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!

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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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