For the Culture
Black Graduation Celebration
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.
ArtWalk serves as a creative extension of CBCSA’s core mission. “Through the arts, students engage in habits of mind that support academic depth and complexity, as well as self and relational knowledge.” Further, clinical studies have found that arts engagement promotes patient recovery, relaxation and reduces patient stress, anxiety and depression.
Black Family Weekend
A collaborative effort with the Black Student Assembly, Black Family Weekend takes place during Trojan Family Weekend. CBCSA is responsible for hosting an Open House, Student and Parent Panel and the Unity Tailgate (with La Casa) during the weekend. Fifteen percent of of Unity Tailgate spots are reserved specifically for students living in USC residence halls.
Black History Month
CBCSA collaborates with the Black Student Assembly and departments across USC's campus for a series of events celebrating Black History during the month of February.
Black Trojan Table Talk
Black Trojan Table Talk is a space where students, faculty and staff can have organic conversations where no topic is taboo. Facilitated by the CBCSA and our great patterns at USC Student Health's Counseling and Mental Health department, we aim to breakdown and discuss topics in a real and positive way while looking towards finding solutions.
Black Welcome Week
Black Welcome Week is a collaborative effort between CBCSA, the Black Student Assembly (BSA) and Black student organizations aimed to introduce new and returning students to the multiple and diverse cultural events and opportunities that are part of the Trojan experience.
Films Reflecting Ourselves (F.R.O.) Fest is a program that serves as a creative extension of CBCSA’s core mission. “Through the arts, students engage in habits of mind that support academic depth and complexity, as well as self and relational knowledge.” Further, clinical studies have found that arts engagement promotes patient recovery, relaxation and reduces patient stress, anxiety and depression.
My Journey Series
The "My Journey" series highlights the amazing Black faculty, staff and alumni here at USC, celebrating their unique paths to defining and achieving success.
The CBCSA hosts three Open House events during the academic year: During Black Welcome Week, during Black/Trojan Family Weekend and once at the beginning of the Spring semester. These events serve as an opportunity for new and current students to meet CBCSA staff and learn more about our programs and services. They are also an opportunity for faculty and staff to meet new and returning students.
Alternative Spring Break
In partnership with Residential Education, Alternative Spring Break is a service-learning and cultural immersion program that takes students on a weeklong trip to explore historical events and legislation connected to the Civil Rights Movement along with providing hands-on service with different organizations.