Black/African American/African

Who Are We?
We serve as the primary support system for all George Mason students who identify themselves as African, Black, African-Americ
an or being of any national/ethnic heritage within the continent of Africa or within the African Diaspora. We engage Black/African heritage students through individual advising, services and programs that foster an inclusive community, intellectual exploration and holistic development.

By working with our office and utilizing the resources, we hope students will have an enriched collegiate experience that will enable personal and professional development.

For more information regarding Black/African Heritage Student Affairs, please contact the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education at 703.993.2700 or

Black/African Heritage Month
Every February, ODIME sponsors a campus-wide Black Heritage Month (BHM) to highlight and celebrate the various Black/African Heritage cultures on campus, history and their contributions to the world. Events are sponsored by student organizations, academic departments and a number of offices within University Life. This page serves to keep you informed on everything related to the upcoming year’s celebration. Check back often for updates!

Student Organizations and Campus Partners

These student organizations and university affiliated partners all play a key role in supporting Black/African Heritage students at Mason.

Student Organizations and Fraternities/Sororities
Please contact Student Involvement 703.993.2909 or ODIME 703.993-2700 for more information

  • African Student Association
  • Akoma Circle (mentoring program)
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (ΑΚΑ) Omicron Iota chapter
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (ΑΦΑ) Iota Alpha chapter
  • Amnesty International
  • Anointed Voices of University
  • Black Student Alliance
  • Caribbean Student Association
  • Collegiate Black Men
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (ΔΣΘ) Omicron Rho chapter
  • Ethiopian Student Association
  • GMU Fashion Society
  • Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. (ΙΦΘ) Zeta Tau chapter
  • Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc. (ΚΑΨ) Mu Mu chapter
  • Love Her Fiercely
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • National Society of Black Accountants
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (ΩΨΦ)  Eta Delta Delta chapter
  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (ΦΒΣ) Rho Tau chapter
  • Rotaract
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (ΣΓΡ) Mu Omega chapter
  • Somali Student Association
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (ΖΦΒ) Zeta Omicron chapter

Campus Partners

African and African American Studies & The Paul Robeson Resource Room – Located in the Johnson Center, room 240A, African and African-American Studies (AAAS) “covers disciplines from philosophy to histories of eastern religions; literature, to art, to the histories of science in social change. [Their] aim is not to reconcile the tentacles of a multi-various heritage, but to reveal them as already reconciled and formative.”
Contact Phone: (703) 993-4080

Association of Black Faculty, Administrators and Staff (ABFAS)
 – According to their official website, ABFAS works “to promote the well-being of the Black community of the University; to assertively push for the recruitment of Black faculty, administrators, staff, and students; to assist in the recruitment and retention of Black undergraduate and graduate students at George Mason; to encourage equitable utilization of Black faculty, administrators, and staff throughout the university community; to provide liaison between ABFAS and the university administration; and to organize and maintain a support network for Black faculty, administrators, staff, and students.”

GMU Black Alumni Chapter – From their homepage: “The Black Alumni Chapter, a formal alumni chapter of George Mason University, brings together Black Alumni through fellowship and professional development activities. Founded in 2003, the BAC serves as a resource for linking Black Alumni with unique opportunities to support the University’s Black/African Heritage students, faculty, organizations, and the Mason community.”

Updated on Thursday, March 16th, 2017