African American Student Development Center (AASD)

AASD at UC Berkeley

Welcome to African American Student Development (AASD) on the Berkeley campus. Our office is here to support you as a Cal student, help you to pursue academic excellence, and assist you in building your own community on campus. To get involved, contact us at (510) 643-0442, or stop by our office at 247 Cesar Chavez Student Center.

African American Student Development creates programs and activities that facilitate the retention and graduation of African American students, encourages their matriculation to graduate and professional school, and enhances their undergraduate experiences. Activities include: the Annual Student Orientation, Staff-Faculty and Peer Mentoring Programs, the Howard Exchange Program, The BlackBoard Resource Calendar, Kwanzaa, Black History Month, community service/serving learning opportunities, academic support, advising and referral, internships, and freshman orientation classes.

To learn more about the AASD Office or to be a part of the student leadership team, email us at

Programs and Activities:

  • Orientation activities
  • Fannie Lou Hamer Black Resource Center
  • New Student Orientation — Developing Academic and Campus Leadership
  • AASD Leadership Team
  • Mentoring Programs
  • Student Group Day
  • Howard University Exchange Program
  • Student group and individual advising
  • AASD Community Home-Coming Dance
  • Barbershop Talks
  • Black Community Forum


Please visit the AASD Annual Calendar for additional upcoming events.

Help Fund The Fannie Lou Hamer Black Resource Center

We need your help more than ever to fund the Fannie Lou Hamer Black Resource Center. Your donations will directly help fund the center, which was created in response to demands made by UC Berkeley’s Black Student Union. The center will provide a safe convening environment, and will create space and opportunity for Black students and organizations to organize and engage in academic, social-cultural activities, leadership, community development and networking activities.

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