African Student Programs

African Student Programs: We're celebrating 50 Years of Excellence!

ASP: Then. Now. Forever!

We are honored to be one of the longest standing Black Resource Centers in California as we celebrate 50 years of uninterrupted service to the Black community here at UC Riverside! 

Our saying, it takes a village to graduate a Black scholar, is not just lip service for our scholars, we mean it! Black scholars have a history on this campus and that's why we celebrate 50 years of African Student Programs! Our family and extended family/community ensure that our Black scholars are not just getting to UCR, but they're thriving academically, culturally, and beyond. We want our Black scholars to know that you're seen and you're meant to be here. 

Our Black scholars come to our space as strangers and leave as friends and family. With our outstanding professional and student staff, connections with Black Faculty & Staff Association, mentorship programs, internships, and our Black Alumni Chapter, Black scholars are set up to succeed and lead. Contact our village any time. You are part of our village and we're happy to have you.


Looking for opportunities for giving? Join us in celebrating the past 50 years of African Student Programs by making a gift today that will impact the success of the next 50 years of Black student success at UCR!

African Student Programs (ASP)

133 Costo Hall
(951) 827-4576
M-F 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

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African Student Programs' 50 year presence is not by happenstance. As the campus, community, and society evolved so has the mission, vision, and values of our department. The one thing that's constant? We're rooting for all of our Black scholars' success.


50 years of uninterrupted service to the Black community at UC Riverside and beyond cannot go unrecognized! 50 years of change agents, 50 years of advocacy, 50 years of memories all on the campus of UCR.  We cannot allow this monumental milestone to go unnoticed. We invite family, friends, and community members to celebrate this huge moment in our history during UCR's Homecoming weekend, Nov. 18–20, 2022.

We invite you to come back home and fellowship with our family during homecoming weekend starting with our Happy Hour experience at Canyon Crest Winery on November 18, 2022 from 7pm until close! For more information, visit or call (951) 827-5750.

THE ROAD TO $25,000

On behalf of the Black Alumni Chapter, African Student Programs, and the Homecoming Committee, we ask you to consider becoming a sponsor for the Black Alumni Chapter's Scholarship Gala happening on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 6–11pm at UCR's Alumni & Visitors Center. The funds raised will go towards the first-ever endowment fund for Black Alumni Chapter! This is the first time in Black Alumni Chapter history that an endowment was created to provide resources to Black scholars for the long term.  A sponsorship package has been included for your convenience. Your contribution will help support ASP and BAC efforts towards increasing the retention and resources for Black scholars through scholarships, internships, career mentorship, and more. Learn more.

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