African American Student Services


The African American Student Services program at UNM provides culturally relevant programs designed to assist primarily African American students in making a confident transition and successful adjustment to the University of New Mexico. African American Student Services understands that students often require a holistic approach to academic support. The program strives to provide an environment which is sensitive to the culture and history of African Americans and assist African America students in achieving their educational goals.African American Student Services is committed to recognizing the difference within the African American culture, appreciating other cultures, and promoting programs within the university and the surrounding community that provide a cross-cultural perspective.  The staff is available to support the personal, academic, educational, and social development of students. All students regardless of ethnicity, are encouraged to participate in the cultural and academic programming.

Scope of work:

UNM Service Corps members are actively involved in tutoring, mentoring, and advising other students. It would include but not be limited to recruitment for program, planning and growing student organizations.  There will be planning and involvement in cultural events throughout the year.  These positions help us recruit and maintain target populations.Service Corps members would help coordinate:

  • Welcome Back BBQ
  • African American Student Day
  • Mr./Miss Black UNM
  • Black History Month (various events)

Our wish is that the students learn to work, coordinate, and grow each event while representing African American Student Services as a worthwhile organization on campus.