About Us

AAAS was founded as a safe haven for African-American students on campus of the University of South Carolina-Columbia¬†at a time when black students didn’t have their foundational or human rights. The founding of the organization was prompted after the re-integration of the University after the Civil Rights Era.

Our Purpose

To unify African American students on campus, promote unity among all students and faculty of the university, and motivate the community, members, and university to achieve higher social, educational, and economic status.

Our Mission

To promote awareness, unity, progress, and sensitivity among black students and organizations at the University of South Carolina.