Sub-Saharan Africa

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Sub-Saharan Africa

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Clubs & Organizations

Get involved at the University of Arizona through a variety of student organizations, fraternities and sororities, clubs, and cultural centers. Visit the Student Life page to learn more!

You can also find club sports & outdoor organizations to promote and develop an interest in a variety of sports & physical activities. Currently, there are 31 club sports within Campus Recreation, representing 1,000 student-athletes. Learn more at the Campus Recreation website.

Featured Student Clubs

African Student Association

African Student Association

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The University of Arizona African Student Association

Coalition of Black Organizations (COBO)

Coalition of Black Organizations (COBO)

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UArizona Demographics

Over 180

International students are from
Sub-Saharan Africa*


Total students identify as
Black or African American*


Faculty & staff identify as
Black or African American*

*Demographic facts taken from the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at the University of Arizona (2023)

Home Away From Home

Places of Worship

  • Islamic Center of Tucson
  • Muslim Community Center of Tucson
  • Debre Medhanit Medehane Alem (EOTC)
  • African Church Shechem


  • AZ African Market
  • Lee Lee International Market
  • Dee’s African Market
  • Okeil’s African Market & Beauty

Hair Specialists

  • Candiiee’s Studio Natural Hair Salon
  • Fati’s Hair Braiding Salon
  • Melvira’s Hair Studio
  • Divine Beauty Bar


  • The Dunbar Pavilion
  • Diaspora Showcase
  • African American Museum of Southern Arizona
  • African Community AZ


  • Alafia West-African Cuisine
  • Café Desta
  • Queen Sheba Restaurant & Market
  • Zemam’s Ethiopian Cuisine

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