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African American Student Center (AASC)


 

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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide an environment that is conducive to inspired learning for all students at Washington State University through academic, socio-cultural and career focused services. Although our services are culturally unique to the “Black” community, it is our hope that all members of the university embrace our rich history, language and life style.

 

Center Hours

Monday - Thursday | 8 AM - 9 PM

Friday | 8 AM - 5 PM


To Our Cougar Community

We hope your summer is going well during, and despite, this global pandemic. Our MSS team is hard at work, planning for the fall semester. Unfortunately, we will be doing this work virtually at the start of the Fall 2020 semester. We have decided to close our physical centers for the health and safety of both our students, staff, and the WSU-Pullman community. Our signature events, such as MSS Open House Conexion, and Fall Graduation Celebration will continue virtually. Our staff, including Student Mentors and Student Office Assistants, will be available virtually to answer your questions. We are sad that we cannot connect with you all in person but we will continue to build community in exciting new ways. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us using our staff information link. Our team will be reaching out to all of you as we organize and advertise various programming and learning opportunities to support retention. We thank you, we miss you, and we look forward to seeing you all soon. We invite you to also follow us on our MSS social media listed on this page for various information. 

Stay Safe and Healthy 


Monthly/Annual Highlights

African American Faculty and Staff Association “Brown Bag Luncheons”

Films/Documentaries

Student of the Month Recognition

Multicultural Student Mentor Program Events

Student Organization Events

Black History Month Celebration (February All Month Event)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (University Sponsored)

We are committed to providing culturally relevant and efficient programs and services designed to foster successful transition, retention, persistence, achievement and graduation of scholars.

 


WSU 2020 STUDENT EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

Jocelin Gallardo

"Through her involvement with various MSS Centers and the collaborations she has helped coordinate within and among its various programs, Jocelin exhibits respect, openness, and empathy. She readily sits with tutors, asking about their days and listening with care for their concerns. She often shares with me about her work on behalf of the Chicanx Latinx community that she is a part of and is intently aware of the concerns facing the community within the university and nationally. Fluent in both Spanish and English, she often serves an an intermediary. Overall, Jocelin continues to act professionally, not just effectively but with the kindness and empathy necessary for a job that serves all." - Dr. Tabitha Espina, AEC Program Assistant