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Mission & Vision

AASI students

The mission of African American Student Initiatives (AASI) is to facilitate a support system which advocates academic excellence, celebrates African/African American culture, and engages students with faculty, staff, alumni, and the NKU community.

Our mission is achieved throuh four key areas:

  • Providing a space where African/African American students can connect and create a "home away from home."
  • Building coummUNITY amoung students at NKU.
  • Providing educational opportunities through programming, trainings, and lectures.
  • Advancing the cultural competency of the NKU community by collaborating with the departments in the Center for Student Inclusiveness.


"If you want to go quickly, go alone; if you want to go far, go together." ~African Proverb

On behalf of African American Student Initiatives (AASI), I want to welcome you to Northern Kentucky University! Our office strives to uphold the principle of Umoja, which means to strive for and maintain unity in the family and community. We are truly a "home away from home" for students, faculty, staff, and alumni. We provide programming, advocacy, and outreach that assists with retaining Black/African students and encourages them to achieve their academic and personal goals.

It takes a village to create leaders and to ensure the success of students!

In service,

Greg Moore

Director, African American Student Initiatives
Phone: (859) 572-5214
Fax: (859) 572-6161