African American Student Center


The AASC lounge and study room can be reserved for registered club and organization meetings and study groups. Students are always welcome to come by to relax in the center and take advantage of quiet study time in the study room   

A library of Black/African American special-interest books, periodicals, videos, and DVDs are available to be checked out by students, staff, and faculty.


The African American Student Center has Ethernet connections for a fast connection to the Internet. Five PCs are available for students to use for academic tasks.

Everyone is welcome to enjoy the benefits of the AASC. Come by any day during open hours for a tour. You will gain valuable information as part of your tour.

The AASC offers an annual scholarship to a first-year or transfer student who has demonstrated leadership at his or her previous institution and involvement in the campus and surrounding community to serve the needs of the Black/African American population (3.0 GPA required).

The AASC offers a second annual scholarship to a current student who has demonstrated leadership and involvement at Cal Poly Pomona and has worked to unify and strengthen the existing black/African American community (2.5 GPA required).

The Sankofa Peer Mentor program is for first-year and transfer students. It will assist Black/African American first-year and transfer students with their transition into the Cal Poly Pomona community through engagement, identity development, leadership, personal & professional development, and institutional capital.

The Black Advance Leadership Caucus

Members of Black clubs and organizations receive valuable skills as they network with other students to form a support base for the academic year. These meetings are for current leaders, as well as students interested in learning more about themselves and their leadership potential. Students gain a background in leadership, discover how groups work and learn about program planning to enhance their personal and professional development.

The AASC works in collaboration with, provides resources to and/or advises the following organizations:

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Association for the Advancement of Black Science Students (AABS)
  • Black Business Student Association (BBSA)
  • Black Student Union (BSU)
  • Black Faculty & Staff Association (BFSA)
  • Brother's Movement
  • Cal Poly Pomona Black Alumni & Friends Association
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Shades of Queens
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Many students, staff and community members come to the AASC for resources on programming, events, health and wellness, and information on Black culture and African American history. The AASC staff works to connect our community members by providing names, locations and contact information that will best serve them and provide them with the requested information. The AASC staff makes several tutoring referrals to the University Advising Center, Learning Resource Center and advisors of the academic colleges. Many collaborative programs and events are made possible by donations and involvement from the larger campus, Pomona and surrounding communities.