African-American Men of ASU (AAMASU)

African-American Men of Arizona State University (AAMASU) is both a program and an organization. As a program, AAMASU is designed to promote social, personal, cognitive, and academic growth and success; impart critical information and knowledge and help develop real skills in African-American men that they can transport to other venues in life. As an organization, AAMASU is designed to engage and involve African-American men in their own existence; develop a sense of community; provide them with leadership skills and opportunities and; provide an avenue for them to apply the skills learned in an environment of care and support.

President: Donnell Phillips
Organization Website: www.aamasu.org


African Students Association

AFSA strives to educate the ASU community on the history and culture on the diverse principles, customs, and practices of many African cultures. AFSA also serves as a support network in the areas of academics, social adaptation, and joins the rest of the BAC in focusing on the recruitment, retention, and graduation of African students.

Contact: afsa@asu.edu


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

In 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority became America's first Greek-letter organization established by Black college women. Her roots date back to Howard University, Washington, D.C. Alpha Kappa Alpha was founded to improve and enhance the college experience, to cultivate high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity & friendship among college women and to be of service to all mankind. After her incorporation as a perpetual body in 1913, Alpha Kappa Alpha gradually branched out and became the channel through which selected college-trained women improved the socioeconomic conditions in their city, state, nation, and the world.

Zeta Alpha Chapter President: Rhea Perkins
Contact: za_aka_asu@yahoo.com
National Website: www.aka1908.org
Chapter Website: www.asu.edu/clubs/aka


Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Since its founding on December 4, 1906, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has supplied voice and vision to the struggle of African-Americans and people of color around the world. Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans, was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York by seven college men who recognized the need for a strong bond of Brotherhood among African descendants in this country. The Jewel founders and early leaders of the Fraternity succeeded in laying a firm foundation for Alpha Phi Alpha's principles of scholarship, fellowship, good character, and the uplifting of humanity.

Contact: mueta1906@yahoo.com
National Website: www.alphaphialpha.net
Chapter Website: www.mueta1906.com


Black Business Student Association (BBSA)

BBSA was founded in 1971 with the purpose of identifying and developing economic resources for the African-American community to promote educational success, career advancement and professionalism for African-American (or African decent) students at Arizona State University. BBSA membership is open to all ASU students and alumni. Students from different ethnic backgrounds and academic discipline are more than welcome to join!

President: Ignatius Jackson
Contact: bbsamail@asu.edu
Organization Website: www.bbsa-asu.nbbsa.org

Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA)

Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA)

BGSA improves recruitment and retention of Black graduate students by: 1) Creating cohesion and community, 2) Ensuring academic, financial and social resources are available and 3) Advancing education and professional development through scholarly workshops, lectures and networking opportunities.

Co-presidents: Jaseon Outlaw and Jovona Diggs
Contact: bgsaofasu@hotmail.com
Organization Website: www.asu.edu/clubs/bgsa


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Delta Sigma Theta was founded at Howard University on January 13, 1913 by 22 college-educated women and was incorporated in 1930. Founded on Christian principles, the purpose behind its founding was "to establish and maintain a high standard of morality and scholarship among Black women". The purpose and aims of the sorority shall be to engage in cultural, educational and public service activities and to establish, maintain and encourage high cultural, intellectual and moral standards. Current membership is over 250,000 strong, making Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated one of the largest Black organizations.

Iota Kappa Chapter President: Katrice Walton
Contact: dstiotakappa@hotmail.com
National Website: www.deltasigmatheta.org
Chapter Website: www.asu.edu/clubs/deltasigmatheta


Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Kappa Alpha Psi, a college Fraternity, now comprised of functioning Undergraduate and Alumni Chapters on major campuses and in cities throughout the country was the vision of ten astute men that enabled them in the school year 1910 - 11, more specifically the night of January 5, 1911, on the campus of Indiana University at Bloomington, Indiana, to sow the seed of a fraternal tree whose fruit is available to, and now enjoyed by, college men everywhere, regardless of their color, religion or national origin. The Constitution of KAPPA ALPHA PSI is predicated upon, and dedicated to, the principles of achievement through a truly democratic Fraternity.

National Website: www.kappaalphapsi1911.com
Chapter Website: www.asu.edu/clubs/kapsi


National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

The NAACP insures the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority groups and citizens; achieves equality of rights and eliminates race prejudice among the citizens of the United States; removes all barriers of racial discrimination through the democratic processes; seeks to enact and enforce federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights; informs the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and seeks its elimination; educates persons as to their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action in furtherance of these principles.

ASU-College Chapter President: David Roberts
Contact: naacpatasu@yahoo.com
National Website: www.naacp.org
Chapter Website: myspace.com/naacp1761


National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) with more than 10,000 members is the largest student-managed organization in the country. NSBE's mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community. The objectives of the organization are to: stimulate and develop student interest in the various engineering disciplines, strive to increase the number of minority students studying engineering at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, encourage members to seek advanced degrees in engineering or related fields and to obtain professional engineering registrations, encourage and advise minority youth in their pursuit of an engineering career, promote public awareness of engineering and the opportunities for Blacks and other minorities in that profession, and to function as a representative body on issues and developments that affect the careers of Black Engineers.

ASU Chapter President: Darren Lamb
Contact: asunsbe@yahoo.com
National Website: www.nsbe.org
Chapter Website: www.eas.asu.edu/~nsbe


Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

On Friday evening, November 17, 1911, three Howard University undergraduate students, with the assistance of their faculty adviser, gave birth to the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. From the initials of the Greek phrase meaning, "friendship is essential to the soul," the name Omega Psi Phi was derived. The phrase was selected as the motto. Manhood, scholarship, perseverance and uplift were adopted as cardinal principles. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity was incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia on October 28, 1914.

National Website: www.omegapsiphifraternity.org


Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

Three young African-American male students founded Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. at Howard University in Washington, D.C. on January 9, 1914. The founders wanted to organize a Greek letter fraternity that would truly exemplify the ideals of brotherhood, scholarship, and service. The founders deeply wished to create an organization that viewed itself as "a part of" the general community rather than "apart from" the general community. They believed that each potential member should be judged by his own merits rather than his family background or affluence...without regard of race, nationality, skin tone or texture of hair. They wished and wanted their fraternity to exist as part of even a greater brotherhood which would be devoted to the "inclusive we" rather than the "exclusive we".

Lambda Xi Chapter President: Jon Colclough
Contact: pbslx@hotmail.com
National Website: www.pbs1914.org


Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Seven schoolteachers organized Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. on November 12, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The group became an incorporated national collegiate sorority on December 30, 1929, when a charter was granted to Alpha chapter at Butler University. Soaring To Greater Heights of Attainment Around The World, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., as a leading national service organization, has met the challenges of the day and continues to grow through Sisterhood, Scholarship and Service. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority's aim is to enhance the quality of life within the community. Public service, leadership development and education of youth are the hallmark of the organization's programs and activities. Sigma Gamma Rho addresses concerns that impact society educationally, civically, and economically.

Contact: sgrho_betapi@yahoo.com
National Website: www.sgrho1922.org


S.T.A.R.S. Association (Students Taking Action to Reach Success)

Founded in 1985 on the campus of Arizona State University to assist students to graduate from ASU, provide students with strategies to overcome barriers to their academic and personal success, work to develop positive peer networks, provide a forum to exercise leadership abilities, and work to develop and maintain pride in African American heritage and experiences.

President: Dominique Johnson
Contact: starsasu@hotmail.com, 480-727-7394
Contact: www.asu.edu/clubs/stars
Office Location: SSV 394-MSC Classroom



Tugakat, meaning "one who does drumming" or "drummer" in the Wolof language, is ASU's African Drum club.  The organization promotes understanding of West African cultures through music and dance events, and is open to anyone.

President: Sarah Ventre
Contact: Sarah.Ventre@asu.edu
Website: www.asu.edu/clubs/tugakat


Underground Movement

The purpose of Underground Movement is to spread the culture of hip-hop through the elements of Hip Hop. Our goal is to bring the community together with hip-hop classes and an annual event (competitions, demonstrations, etc.). We will have open recruiting for all who are seriously interested. We will accept everyone from beginners to pros.

Contact: underground.movement.asu@gmail.com


Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Founded January 16, 1920, Zeta began as an idea conceived by five coeds at Howard University in Washington D.C. These five women, also known as our Five Pearls, dared to depart from the traditional coalitions for black women and sought to establish a new organization predicated on the precepts of Scholarship, Service, Sisterly Love and Finer Womanhood. It was the ideal of the Founders that the Sorority would reach college women in all parts of the country who were sorority minded and desired to follow the founding principles of the organization.

Kappa Iota Chapter President: Jessica Boyles
Contact: KI_Zetas@hotmail.com
National Website: www.zphib1920.org