Cultivating Future Leaders - AASA OSU Tulsa

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Cultivating Future Leaders


In a world that thrives on diversity, it is essential to create spaces where every voice can be heard and valued. The African American Student Association at OSU Tulsa aims to unify and promote the cultural heritage, history, and achievements of those of African descent and promote educational programs that enrich the university experience for everyone. Our goal is to prepare, empower and inspire African American students toward their purpose with an attitude of excellence. We believe that community service, integrity, unity, dedication, and perseverance are keys to success and create great leaders. This student organization had previously been inactive at the Tulsa campus but relaunched in the Fall of 2022. In the Spring of 2023 AASA began hosting meetings and fun events for students and in the Fall of 2023, hosted a campus-wide Leadership Retreat that included students and Advisors from OSU, Tulsa Community College and the University of Tulsa. AASA desires to be a group that champions diversity, education and leadership to create a more inclusive and vibrant campus environment. Historically, the OSU Tulsa campus is located in the Greenwood district, which was the site of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. It is pivotal for AASA to cultivate future leaders to impact, not just the campus, but the broader Tulsa community and the state of Oklahoma.  


Your contribution will directly support leadership initiatives that empower African American students on campus. By promoting mentorship programs, leadership workshops, and networking events, AASA strives to cultivate the next generation of leaders who will make a positive impact both on campus and beyond. Funds would be allocated to: 

  1. Creating a consortium to launch an Oklahoma branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (
  2. Attendance at the Annual Big 12 Conference on Black Student Government 
  3. Host an AASA Member Appreciation Ceremony 
  4. Host a Student Leadership Retreat


The funds raised would allow students to participate in these leadership opportunities, creating worthwhile experiences without additional financial burdens.

Thank you for supporting the African American Student Association. We look forward to sharing our success with you!

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Where It Started

The Tulsa campus was originally named University Center at Tulsa (UCAT), then in 1999 it was renamed OSU Tulsa.


Hang Time

Students work hard to achieve their academic and personal goals. We want to develop their leadership skills as well as invest in their overall well-being by engaging in fun activities.


You Are Appreciated

Successfully completing semester courses while participating in student leadership organizations is no easy task. We look forward to celebrating our member's accomplishments at the end of the semester to show how much they are appreciated.


Black History 365

Black history is American history. We celebrate our history 365 days a year.



OSU Tulsa campus is located in the historic Greenwood business district. It is a privilege to honor the lives of those impacted by the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.



Archer Street was once lined with black-owned businesses during the height of the prosperous black community of Greenwood.



Greenwood, Archer, and Pine were the names of the streets that once thrived with black-owned businesses and families. It was also the inspiration behind the name of the R&B group, The GAP Band.


Black Wall Street

The name given to the affluent business district of Greenwood in North Tulsa. Thirty-five blocks of businesses, homes, schools, libraries, and churches that flourished until it was first destroyed in 1921 and later rebuilt by 1925.

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