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The African American Student Development Center (AASD) coordinates academic development activities and services that address the specific needs of African American students on campus. 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, freshman orientation classes, and more.
More information about AASD can be found at: ejce.berkeley.edu/aasd
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In response to disciplined organizing by UC Berkeley’s Black Student Union and it's set of demands for institutional change, a new Black student resource center has been established on campus – the latest progress in UC Berkeley’s African American Initiative. The Fannie Lou Hamer Resource Center, named after the Black voting rights activist and civil rights leader, will serve the academic, social, cultural and political needs of the campus’ Black community. The center addresses a critical call by students for a safe convening environment, and creates space and opportunity for Black students and organizations to organize and engage in academic, social-cultural, leadership, community development and networking activities. The space will also enhance exchanges with faculty, alumni and community stakeholders. The center is located in the Hearst Field Annex east of Sproul Hall. Renovation is currently underway and the center is scheduled to open in January.