Black Student Affairs

Services for Students of African Descent

Black Student Affairs (OBSA) supports and enhances the well-being of undergraduate and graduate students of African descent earning degrees at The Claremont Colleges. OBSA collaborates with faculty, staff, and alumni of the Claremont consortium of colleges to ensure comprehensive consideration and creation of services that complement our students’ stellar education with culturally significant scholarship, programming, and events. We offer individual and small group advising and mentoring to advance our students’ academic, professional, and personal excellence. In addition to academic and career advising, professional development and leadership training stand as a centerpiece of OBSA’s mission.

Recognizing the collective and individual diversity of the student communities we serve, OBSA offers students a wide range of opportunities to explore the breadth of African diasporic life and cultures, such as hosting prominent guest speakers, cultural celebrations, and community education workshops.

All students of African descent are encouraged to participate in the programs and services we offer. Along with providing assistance and opportunities while earning their degrees, we aim to support the realization of the students’ highest aspirations.

Services we provide

Contact us

Phone (909) 607-3669
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Hours of service

Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m.–5 p.m.

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News & Events

Soul Food Dinner-December 2nd 5:00pm-7:00pm

Come and enjoy a soul food social dinner with OBSA. Dinner will be at Smith Campus Center Hart Room 201 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. There's nothing like fried chicken, fried fish, mac & cheese, collard greens, cornbread, and peach cobbler to start...

Film Series-November 19th Showing

Join us in our first Film Series event as we present "Get on the bus, A Spike Lee Joint". This film will be shown at Claremont McKenna College BC Bauer Auditorium, S. Pickford Center on November 19th from 7:00pm-10:00pm. This...

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Last updated: 1/28/2015 4:48:42 PM