Our Services

Academic Advising

We offer holistic academic advising appointments. This means that we will work with you on both your academics as well as answer other questions you might have about navigating UNM, our Black community, etc.

Currently, due to COVID-19, our staff are here to accomodate you through zoom meetings, phone calls, and in-person office meetings. We are also offering walk in appointments M-Th 10-4pm, please ensure you have completed your covid screening in your email before stopping by. 

To check on most updated advisement session hours, please visit loboachieve.unm.edu or email one of our staff directly:

Anu Somoye asomoye@unm.edu

Johana "J" Gourdin jgourdin@unm.edu

Dannelle Kirven dkirven@unm.edu

Advocacy and Liaison

AASS serves as an advocate and liaison to other student centers and academic departments.

We understand that navigating UNM as a Black student can present a unique set of opportunities and challenges. Please contact the staff of African American Student Services if you need any assistance.

Employment Opportunities

We offer budget workshops, access to community and UNM scholarships, employment opportunities and internships.

Please ask the staff of African American Student Services to join our Email List Serv to receive Employment/Scholarship opportunities as they arise.

To join the African American Student Services listserv please email Patricia Lott plott26@unm.edu


Center for Academic Programs Support (CAPS) provides one-on-one tutoring services for various subjects.

All CAPS tutors are located in the Ethnic Centers Foyer during our study hall nights on Wednesdays from 5-8pm.

We also provide a Math Tutor who covers all UNM Math Courses including all Calc courses

Work Study in African American Student Services

To apply for an undergraduate work study position in African American Student Services for the 2021-2022 academic school year, please access our applications on the UNM jobs website.

Please be sure to know whether you qualify for work study or student employment. You can access this information on your financial aid tab of my.unm.edu