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African Student Association

Type: Multicultural
Membership Types: EIU Students/Faculty/Other


Purpose: The primary purpose of the organization is to spread African culture to Eastern Illinois University's campus. We aim to educate, empower, motivate, and enrich the student body for the purpose of community and global unity. We work to share the culture and traditions of the African nations that are represented within the organization as we are committed to the integration of African students on campus. Through constructive student engagement, we will foster a better understanding of each other and the issues affecting Africa. 

Vision Statement: African Student Association's vision is to give students a global perspective and an appreciation for African culture. 

Why Become A Member? Becoming a member of African Student Association will allow you to actively aid in spreading the mission, as well as, vision statement. You will receive the opportunity to get educated and simultaneously educate others on African culture. 


Membership: General Body - $20, Executive Board - $20, and ASA Dancers - $25


Meeting Times

Every Wednesday at 5 p.m.
GreenupRoom in MLK Union

Advisors and Board Members

Name Affiliation Email Phone
James R Ochwa-Echel Advisor jrochwaechel@eiu.edu
Ajreian J Lofton Advisor ajlofton@eiu.edu
Nyla R Douglas President nrdouglas@eiu.edu
Amonni L Sims Vice President alsims@eiu.edu
Amani J Hamblet Secretary ajhamblet@eiu.edu
Starr S Smith Treasurer sssmith5@eiu.edu