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Welcome to SDSU and the Harambee Scholars Program

Guiding African American college students to academic and social success at San Diego State University.

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Harambee is Swahili for “to come together.” This exemplifies the purpose of the program in bringing together a wide range of individuals who are passionate about the African Diaspora student experience.

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Benefits to You

  • Receive Culturally-Responsive Leadership Development
  • Participate in Community Service Learning Experiences
  • Receive Academic Support and Research Opportunities
  • Interact with Engaging Faculty, Staff and Administrators who Serve as Mentors
  • Attend Workshops, Seminars and Field Trips
  • Learn About Study Abroad, Conference, Internship and Career Opportunities
  • Be a Part of Community Development through Social and Cultural Activities 

Life after High School

Sometimes the move from high school to college can be challenging in ways students do not expect. Becoming part of the Harambee Scholars Program will ease your transition into college life in many ways. You'll learn, grow — and have fun — while getting great support and enjoying exciting new opportunities! Many students who begin as mentees in the Harambee program have such a positive experience in the program that they then become mentors to younger students as they enter SDSU. 

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About the Harambee Scholars Program

The Harambee Scholars Program at San Diego State University supports SDSU's Strategic Plan, and guides students to make connections with on-campus faculty, staff, departments and student organizations to create a positive experience for them during their journey at the university. The Harambee Scholars Program is a collaboration amongst SDSU departments including Africana Studies, the Center for Intercultural Relations, the College of Sciences, Enrollment Services and the Educational Opportunity Program and Ethnic Affairs (EOP). 


You're Invited!

We invite you to apply to the Harambee Scholars Program and find your way to success at San Diego State Universtiy! Click the link below to request more information about the program.

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Aztec Scholars Initiative (ASI) Coordinator
(619) 594-3368