Center for Black Cultural Affairs

The Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs (CBCSA) at the University of Southern California was started in 1977 and was originally named the Black Student Service Department.  The Center was designed to provide resources and support for students throughout their college experience.  The Center continues to offer numerous programs and resources for both graduate and undergraduate students.  One of the unique programs that CBCSA has to offer is Somerville Place. Somerville Place was founded in 1995 has a residential community.  It is located on the fifth floor of Fluor Tower Residential College (FLT), and it is a place that helps student foster and achieve growth in aspects of their life from academics to spirituality.  Somerville Place also aims grow a respect and understanding black culture.  In addition to Somerville Place, the Center puts students in contact with other organizations on campus such as the Black Student Assembly100 Black Men, the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)Community Outreach Council, and many Greek organizations.

-Avery Etuk