Black Student Clubs & Organizations

Fannie Lou Hamer Queen Mother Society

The Fannie Lou Hamer Queen Mother Society was founded at CSUDH in 1996 by Dr. William A. Little. The organization is comprised of women who represent and honor our ancestors for their wisdom, vision, and innumerable sacrifices in the face of adversity. They remind us of our collective responsibility to encourage young people to continue to strive for excellence.

The goals of the Fannie Lou Hamer Queen Mother Society are to: (1) Support the African Studies Department in developing intellectual, social, and cultural programs that enhance public awareness and knowledge of the Africana experience (2) Serve as mentors to African Studies Students (3) Be advocates for Africana Studies faculty and students in the community (4) Serve as a source of inspiration and wisdom to the Africana community and (5) Represent the University as its pubic ambassadors.

African Grove Black Theatre Program

New African Grove Black Theatre Program (BTP), is committed to staging works by new and established African-American dramatists, that illuminate the African-American experience for people of all ages and ethic groups. In addition to staging plays, the BTP also offers special topics courses, guest artist workshops, educational tours, and community outreach throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

The Black Resource Center

The mission of the Black Resource Center BRC is to improve the collegiate experience and educational outcomes of Black students at California State University, Dominguez Hills by providing a network of academic, personal, and professional support services and culturally-relevant programming. The center aims to be a safer and more welcoming space that promotes the holistic growth and development of Black students through the joint effort and support of faculty, staff, administrators, and the broader DH community.

Black Faculty and Staff Association

The Black Faculty and Staff Association at CSU Dominguez Hills is a group of professionals who share a common bond of or interest in African ancestry and/or the African American experience. We are a diverse group that represents many nationalities and cultures. United by a common goal to encourage and exemplify personal, professional, and academic excellence, we aim to serve as leaders and role models, and be a network of support for each other as well as to the students this university serves.

Mervyn Dymally African American Political and Economic Institute

The mission of the Mervyn M. Dymally African American Political & Economic Institute is to build community and institutional memory, through a digital archive, of the history and contributions of African American elected officials, business leaders, and community leaders who have influenced the progress of the State of California and the nation; to influence public policy debates through on-going academic and community research dealing with African American political and economic development concerns and impacts in California and elsewhere around the nation; to help develop the next generation of elected officials, civic, and policy leaders; and to engage the CSUDH community through cultural experiences that promote the Dymally influence in the African Diaspora.

Male Success Alliance

The Male Success Alliance (MSA) is an academic-focused support program and campus resource established to improve access, retention, and graduation for undergraduate men of color at California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Sisters United

Sisters United is designed to pair Black female students with Black faculty and staff members who share the same career interests or academic backgrounds in common. Mentors contact their mentee at least twice a month. Sisters United also hosts monthly mixers for mentors and mentees to interact with other student-mentor pairs and to share information with students on issues including campus resources, time management, and sexual health. Sisters United has grown to encompass the needs of all African and African American female students at California State University, Dominguez Hills. By facilitating one-on-one mentorships with faculty or staff members, the program has been instrumental in ensuring the success of students by helping them balance maintaining academic excellence with all other aspects of their lives.