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Student organizations


Puntland Students Association
Hosted on the web site of Taking IT Global and the Global Youth Action Network. Puntland, in northeastern Somalia, declared itself an “autonomous region” in 1998. It's goal is eventual federation with Somalia.

Rhodes University. Student Representative's Council (SRC)

University of Cape Town, Students' Representative Council
Information on the organization of the SRC, minutes of the meetings, link to the UCT campus radio and the law students' journal, On Trial, etc. Has links to the national SRC's of other colleges.

University of Ghana, Legon - Student Organizations

University of Pretoria. Student Organizations



Associacao de Estudantes Angolanos em Portugal
In Portuguese.

Estudantes Cabo-verdianos em Portugal
In Portuguese.

Nigerian Students' Association, Sweden
"The association uniquely evolved from a need and was birthed as a consequence of the peculiar hardships experienced by the 2004-2005 International Masters students of Chalmers’ University of Technology, and Gothenburg University." Maintained by Fredrick Omorogbe.


North America

Association des Etudiants Africains de Polytechnique de Montreal
In French. "L'AEAP a été créée en décembre 1987..."

Association des ?tudiants S?n?galais de l'Universit? de Sherbrooke (A.E.S.U.S.)
Has photographs of members and of Senegal. On the web site of the owner of the sunugalnet discussion list.

Boston College. African Students Organization of Boston College
"...a premier cultural group that strives to introduce the diversity of Africa's cultures, traditions, customs, and politics to the Boston College community. We are not exclusive or limited to students of African descent but welcome all who have an interest in promoting the diversity of Africa's richness. We are committed to the recruitment of potential students to Boston College. Our organization also provides support for students of African descent in the form of mentoring with academic and social issues."

Columbia Business School. African Business Club
Based in New York Cityu.

Columbia Law School. African Law Students Association
"...sponsor and support formal and informal events that provide insight into African law and culture, and into current issues concerning the relationship of Africa to the U.S. and the rest of the world." Lists other Columbia University Africa-related groups. Based in New York City.

Columbia University. African Students Association, ASA
"...a forum for the meaningful discussion of the political, social, and cultural landscape of Africa. We aim to create a culturally enlightened community on campus by educating people about Africa. We welcome all people interested in Africa and African issues." Based in New York City.

Columbia University. SIPA Pan African Network, SPAN
Based at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. "SPAN is committed to fostering discussion and awareness on Pan-African issues at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs".

Cornell University. Coalition of Pan-African Scholars, COAS
"The Coalition aims to be a unifying organization for the various African student associations and a bridge between institutional departments, scholars and initiatives with an African focus." Sponsors an Africa Week. Based in Ithaca, New York.

Ethiopian Students Association, ESA
Describes their projects (book drive, meeting with the Addis Ababa University Student Council, etc.). Has "A Brief History of Ethiopian Students in Higher Education in the United States" by Hiruy Abdu, newsletter, discussion forums. Based in Alexandria, VA and the Washington, D.C. area, with representatives throughout the U.S. and beyond.

Georgetown University - African Society of Georgetown
African students association at Georgetown. "The African Society's purpose has always been to promote a general awareness and interest in the continent of Africa. We hope to link Georgetown faculty, staff, students and alumni as to enable the exchange of ideas about Africa; and thereby eliminate many false conceptions." - Excerpt from ASG Mission Statement

Georgia State University - African Students Association

Georgia Institute of Technology - African Student Association

Harvard African Business Club
From the Harvard Business School. Holds a major annual conference. 2007 Conference.

Harvard African Law Association (Cambridge, MA)
"...a student organization at the Harvard Law School." "The Harvard African Law Association [HALA] was formally recognized as a graduate student organization by the Harvard Law School [HLS] on November 6, 2001."

Harvard African Students Alumni Network
"...a non-profit organization of alumni of Harvard University with an interest in Africa. Membership is open to all members of the Harvard alumni community."

Harvard African Students Association
Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Harvard University - Africa Focus 2010
Week to "foster greater cultural, economic, intellectual and political awareness about the African continent." Conference, panels, keynotes.

Harvard University. Kennedy School of Government. Africa Caucus
"The Africa Caucus is the Kennedy School student organization focusing on Africa. Our community brings together students, policy makers, academics and supporting members..." See also the Africa Policy Journal with full text articles such as China in Africa - They’re Back by George Moose (Former US Assistant Secretary of State for Africa) and Rejuvenating African Economies: The Role of Engineering in International Development by Bob W. Bell, Jr. and Calestous Juma.

Harvard University - School of Education, Voices for Africa

International African Students Association
An umbrella organization mainly of African university students based in the U.S. Has an annual conference to discuss Africa's social, economic, political, and cultural issues in various workshops.
Has a discussion list called IASANET. To subscribe send e-mail to:
In the message area put: subscribe iasanet-list.

Johns Hopkins University African Students Association

McGill University. African Students' Society
Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

McMaster African Students' Association
Publishes AfroRise Newsletter; full text issues are online. Events, photographs, video of events. Based at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. and

Michigan State University - African Student Union
Also has a Facebook page. Based in East Lansing, Michigan.

MIT Ethiopian-Eritrean Student Association, MIT-EESA
A student group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology formed in 2011.

MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - African Students Association

National African Students' Association
" promote unity and cooperation among African student groups and campuses across the United States." The 2009 March 20-22 Conference at the University of Colorado was postponed to 2010 due to the economic situation at US universities..

New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University (Newark, NJ). Organization of African Students
Lists events, Executive Board, photographs, links to other African students sites.

Northeastern University Cape Verdean Student Association, CVSA
"Cape Verdean Student Association was started to help create awareness of the country and culture of the Cape Verdean people." Includes links to Cape Verdean student associations in the U.S., photographs of Cape Verde. [KF]

Northern Kentucky University African Student Union
"The ASU seeks to raise the awareness of the continental Africa and promote greater cultural and international knowledge and events for the NKU Campus and community." The University is in Highland Heights, Kentucky.

Notre Dame - African Students' Association
"NDASA is a geographic organization of all the African Students at the University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary's College, and the Holy Cross College. It is open to non-Africans as well. Its primary goal is to further the interests of African Students on the various campuses and to promote within the Notre Dame Community, as well as the South Bend Community, further awareness about Africa."

Ohio African Student Union
Includes a directory of African faculty members at Ohio University.

Portland State University. Association of African Students, AAS
Portland State provides information about the Association of African Students.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - African & Caribbean Students' Association
"Founded in the early 1990's, ACSA is geared to provide awareness and understanding of the African continent and the islands of the Caribbean."

San Jose State University. Nigerian Student Association

Somali Students Association
In English and Somali. "a non-profit organization for all the students from Somalia.....established in 1998 .....Today the association is made up of more than three hundred members and is the largest organization at the MCTC [Minneapolis Community and Technical College] campus. We have been awarded the best organization three times in the last three years and in the year 2003-2004, we surpassed all expectations by being awarded the best overall organization." Discussion forum, commentary, photographs. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. [KF]

Southern Illinois University - African Student Council

Stanford University - Stanford African Students Association (SASA)
"SASA is committed to fostering cultural, political, and social awareness about the African continent, promoting dialogue about pertinent issues affecting the continent, creating an intellectual and social space for Africans at Stanford, and fostering fellowship between SASA and members of the Stanford and Bay Area community at large." See also the list from the Center of African Studies. Facebook page has photographs, videos.

Stanford Ethiopian and Eritrean Students' Association, SEESA

Stanford Ethiopian Student Union
Older web site. "The objective of SESU is to collect and disseminate information about Ethiopian history, culture, and politics in order to increase awareness about Ethiopia in the Stanford community and the Bay Area."

Stanford Nigerian Student Association - Naija
History, officers, activities.

Swarthmore African Students Association (SASA)
Has a student run African radio station, with audio clips.

University of Arizona. African Students' Association

University of British Columbia. Africa Awareness
A student driven initiative, to establish an Africa Studies Institute at the University of British Columbia and increase the number of exchange programs between UBC and African Universities. Will hold a Conference and Symposium Jan 24-30, 2005, "Rethinking Africa and the Diasporic Connection: The Role and Responsibilities of the [Western] Academy." Based in Vancouver, Canada.

University of California, Berkeley - African Students Association

University of Maryland. African Students Association
Meeting minutes, photographs of activities, event fliers, etc. Really nice menu icons. Based in College Park, Maryland.
University of Massachusetts (Amherst). Cape Verdean Student Alliance
University of Memphis - African Students' Association
The mission of the association is "to unite and integrate the Africans at the University of Memphis. To look after the welfare of the existing and new African Students at U of M. To develop, maintain and exchange socio cultural relations with other organizations and ethnic groups. To promote and preserve the cultural heritage of the African people."
University of Michigan - African Student Association
There is an archived copy of their web site. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
University of Minnesota. Somali Student Association
Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Organization of African Student's Interests and Solidarity

OASIS has been in existence 20 years. Cultural events, photo gallery.

University of Pennsylvania. Penn African Students Association (PASA
Members, events, etc.

University of Toronto, (Erindale Campus) African Student Associatio
"The Erindale Campus African Student Association promotes interaction among all students of African origins, affiliations with all African nations and among students interested in African affairs."

Wharton African Students Association
Promotes African business and management. Holds the annual Wharton African Business Forum.
Yale African Students Association

York University. East African Student Association
"a common meeting place for York University students, faculty and staff from the East Africa region or elsewhere who have an interest in East African issues." Based in Toronto, Canada.