By making both campus and community resources more accessible, students can develop self-awareness and self-determination.
The Afrikan Student Union's Academic Supports Program (ASP) is a student-initiated and student-run retention program designed to help students of African descent graduate from UCLA. ASP assists students with their academic and holistic development through: one on one peer counseling, mentorship, and internship. We also aim to service those students who are in academic difficulty and/or dismissed from the university.
To foster and create a pro-active and healthy community that will allow for the academic and personal success of each student. By making both campus and community resources more accessible to students, they can develop self-awareness and self determination. This allows students to control their own education, making it possible for more students to graduate and be an asset to their community.
1 Peer Counseling
Through one-on-one counseling and workshops, peer counseling focuses on study techniques and stress/time management, while equipping students with the necessary skills to succeed. Peer counseling works with students not only on academic success, but various social, and personal issues that contribute to the students success and growth while at UCLA. Peer counseling is not simply for one type of student, but is formatted to help any type of student with their specific needs. Peer Counselors aim to help students navigate through both on and off-campus resources, as well as, set long-term goals and plans.
African Brothers and Sisters (ABS) ASU's Mentorship Program serves as a medium for connecting all people of African descent, and to help strengthen the campus community. It continually serves to offer:
-Mentors to Freshmen/Transfer students who are matched with upper classmen with similar major and career interests.
-Graduate/Alumni/Faculty Mentors to upperclassmen who are interested in similar career paths.
-A sense of family and community amongst Afrikan Students on UCLA's campus.
-The idea of community development by engaging students, grad students, black alumni and faculty in various social events that enables them to become resources for each other and other members of the Black community.
ASU's internship program is designed to prepare students for leadership positions within the Afrikan Community at UCLA and beyond.
-Students receive 2.0 units of UCLA credit per quarter
-Students will be introduced to all Black Organizations on campus
-Students will gain a general sense of Black history at UCLA
-Students will sit on an ASU committee of choice
-Students will learn about how leadership relates to retention within the university