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Study and meeting space

The AASC lounge and study room can be reserved for registered club and organization meetings and study groups. Students are always welcome to come by to relax in the center and take advantage of quiet study time in the Madagascar Room. The Madagascar Room is named after the world’s fourth largest island, located off the southeast coast of Africa. The name comes from the study room's location adjacent to the AASC. Its location does not reduce its integrated role with the services of the AASC.   

Library

A library of black/African American special-interest books, periodicals, videos and DVDs are available to be checked out by students, staff and faculty. Click here for database: Resources

Free printing and email access

The African American Student Center has Ethernet connections for fast connection to the Internet. Four PCs are available for students to use for academic tasks.

Tours

Everyone is welcome to enjoy the benefits of the AASC. Come by any day during open hours for a tour. You will gain valuable information as part of your tour.

African American Student Center scholarships

The AASC offers an annual scholarship to a first-year or transfer student who has demonstrated leadership at his or her previous institution and involvement in the campus and surrounding community to serve the needs of the black/African American population (3.0 GPA required).

The AASC offers a second annual scholarship to a current student who has demonstrated leadership and involvement at Cal Poly Pomona and has worked to unify and strengthen the existing black/African American community (2.5 GPA required).

The Cultural Centers’ Grad Center

The Cultural Centers’ Grad Center is a resource center created to help individuals interested in pursuing a post-baccalaureate degree. A variety of information on national universities recruiting underrepresented students in master's degrees and doctorates is available. Information for law school, medical school and graduate school entrance examinations, admissions, professional development and career preparation resources are also available. The Cultural Centers’ Grad Center is located at the César E. Chávez Center for Higher Education. Click here for Grad Center page: Grad Center

OSLCC Public Relations Center

The Public Relations Center at the Asian and Pacific Islander Student Center is open to all students, student groups and organizations for the purpose of creating banners, making fliers and sharing innovative marketing ideas. Students may check out banner paint with their student IDs between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Asian and Pacific Islander Student Center front desk. Computers are on a first-come, first-served basis, and free printing is available if you bring your own paper.

Leadership development

The Black Advance Leadership Caucus

Members of black clubs and organizations receive valuable skills as they network with other students to form a support base for the academic year. These meetings are for current leaders, as well as students interested in learning more about themselves and their leadership potential. Students gain a background in leadership, discover how groups work and learn about program planning to enhance their personal and professional development.

The AASC works in collaboration with, provides resources to and/or advises the following organizations:

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Association for the Advancement of Black Science Students (AABS)
  • Black Business Student Association (BBSA)
  • Black Student Union (BSU)
  • Black Faculty & Staff Association (BFSA)
  • Brother's Movement
  • Cal Poly Pomona Black Alumni & Friends Association
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Shades of Queens
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Campus and community resources

Many students, staff and community members come to the AASC for resources on programming, events, health and wellness, and information on black culture and African American history. The AASC staff works to connect our community members by providing names, locations and contact information that will best serve them and provide them with the requested information. The AASC staff makes several tutoring referrals to the University Advising Center, Learning Resource Center and advisors of the academic colleges. Many collaborative programs and events are made possible by donations and involvement from the larger campus, Pomona and surrounding communities.