Black Student Affairs

Who we are. What we do.

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, administrators, and alumni of the Claremont consortium of colleges OBSA 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 consulting 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 explores the breadth of African American life and culture and fosters cross-culture dialogue and interaction through a wide range of intellectual and social opportunities, 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 their highest aspirations.

Services we provide

Contact us

Phone (909) 607-3669
E-mail OBSA-l

Staff of Black Student Affairs (OBSA)

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Hours of service

Summer Hours

The OBSA office will be accessible by card swipe. If you need to use the office and you do not have card swipe accessibility, contact Jon Gary or call 909-607-7352.

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News & Events

OBSA Renovations

OBSA has moved to a temporary location on campus during renovations.  They are temporarily located at McAlister Center, which is at Tenth Street and Columbia Avenue, just north of Honnold library.  They can be reached at 909-607-3669....

OBSA Graduation

OBSA Black Student Graduation, Friday, May 16, 1-3pm.Join us in honoring the Seniors from OBSA.  All are invited.For more information, please contact OBSA at 909-607-3669....

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Last updated: 7/16/2014 4:26:50 PM