Cultural Engagement Programs

African American Cultural Celebration (AACC)

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.


CBCSA Student Ambassadors

CBCSA Student Ambassadors are undergraduate and graduate students that are selected by department leadership to share their experiences as USC students with the larger USC community and with extended community stakeholders. CBCSA Student Ambassadors may be featured on panels, newspaper and magazines, and online campaigns.


Black Welcome Week

Black Welcome Week (Fall Semester) 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.

Activities range from engaging students in civic and community involvement to indulging in cultural foods while socializing with students, faculty and staff. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to engage in this Trojan family tradition.


Black Family Weekend

Black Family Weekend (Fall Semester) Held in conjunction with USC’s Trojan Family Weekend, CBCSA and the Black Student Assembly invite students and their parents to an annual Soul Food Dinner on Friday evening, a Family Tailgate on Saturday and Worship Service and Brunch on Sunday. Students, family, friends, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to attend. Please visit the CBCSA website as well as the Trojan Family weekend website for a complete list of all Family Weekend events.

Black History Month

Black History Month (Spring Semester) serves to promote, preserve, interpret and disseminate information to the university community about life, history and culture of descendants of the African Diaspora. CBCSA and the Black Student Assembly collaborate create a comprehensive calendar of events sponsored by various USC departments and student organizations.