The African American Students United
The African American Students United or AASU is a student organization that is committed to creating a socially and culturally supportive environment for both its members and for the Hiram community. Founded in the late 1990s by alumnus Courtney Hill '91, the organization is the rhythmic affinity of the vision of both Ms. Hill and its strong predecessor, The Alliance of Black Consciousness or ABC.
During the 1960s and 70s, ABC had considerable positive influence on the Hiram community. Today AASU continues that legacy via a rich co-curricular program that includes such initiatives as supporting peer mentoring for first year students of color, community service, sponsorship and co-sponsorship of campus events such as MLK Day Celebration, KWANZAA, and Black History Month; Formal Ball; Alumni Homecoming Reunion; and programs that encourage excellence in personal integrity and scholarship.
"And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same."
- Nelson Mandela
In addition to campus leadership and service, AASU members contribute to the global community in such significant ways as studying abroad (e.g. approximately 35% of AASU members participate in at least one study abroad program); internships; and volunteerism.
During the 2011-12 academic year, AASU will be lead by four dynamic students who each bring unique skills, talents and abilities to their positions. Each of the officers is dedicated to furthering AASU's historical legacy of success!
2011-12 AASU Officers
|Brandon Nuby||Vice President|