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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 celebration consists of 2 events, the AACC Recognition Dinner and the AACC Ceremony. This highly anticipated celebration unites students, families, and friends through culture and achievement.

Registration to participate in the AACC 2017 Ceremony is FREE for ALL graduating students. ALL participants are required to register to participate, click here to complete your registration. Registered graduates also have the option to purchase the AACC 2017 Package beginning Wednesday, November 9, 2016. Click here to view package details and to make payments through the CBCSA website. The last day to purchase a package is March 31, 2017. Please note that all purchases are non-refundable.

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Congratulations to the USC Class of 2021!

The Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs (CBCSA) would like to congratulate you on your admission to the Class of 2021 at the University of Southern California! Welcome to the Trojan Family!

CBCSA provides a wide range of core programs and signature events aimed to enhance the USC experience. CBCSA is committed to creating an environment that encourages the intellectual, professional, and cultural growth of Black students entering and completing degree programs at USC.

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 from February 23rd to April 27th for students admitted to the class of 2021!

The Somerville Place Overnight Experience gives admitted students the chance to experience life as a current USC student by shadowing them 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 Black culture within the USC community. This program develops students into well-rounded campus leaders who are University scholars and are active within the community. Somerville has a long legacy and rich tradition within the USC community, it has been recognized by the Los Angeles time here!

Keep in mind we need to receive your medical release form at least a week BEFORE your requested date to ensure that you will have a host and a place to stay.

If you are interested, please fill out the Overnight Experience Inquiry Form here and someone from our office will be in contact with you soon. Please note that completion of the form does not guarantee participation in the program.

If you have any additional questions contact CBCSA at  or (213) 740-8257 (Monday-Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm).



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