The Support You Need

African American Student Academic Services, serving under the Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement, fosters a campus environment that speaks to the needs of African and African-American students.  By providing academic support and opportunities of leadership and community development, civic engagement and cultural awareness we strive to enhance their collegiate experience. Through collaborative initiatives with student organizations, academic departments, offices, and advisors across campus, AASAS helps students set goals, gain leadership skills, and develop academic profiles of success. The vision of the office is founded in the belief that working locally we impact globally and thus achieve the goal of seeing ALL African and African-American students reach their full potential by successfully transitioning throughout their personal and academic growth, leadership, and achievement, in addition to celebration of completion of their degree.

Our Services:

  • One-on-one, intentional academic advising
  • Information on study abroad, internships, service learning

  • Graduate school information

  • Connections to student organizations

  • Undergraduate research information
  • One-on-one cultural support and guidance
  • Student advocacy

  • UW Campus and Madison Community events and activities

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