The office serves as the liaison among the Division of Student Services and academic departments on topics relating to African American students, faculty, and staff.
As the office motto implies, the office provides university-wide service and support programming in many areas. These areas include cultural enrichment, racial awareness, ethnicity, diversity, leadership training, organizational development, and institutional resources. To achieve its goals, the office sponsors a number of academic, cultural, and social events. Special interest programs address African American and other minority concerns. The OAASS&P's programs are complemented with co-sponsored initiatives.
The mission of the Office of African American Student Services and Programs is to promote quality services and programs related to the retention, progression and graduation of African Americans attending Georgia State University by providing resources and advocating for their academic success, degree attainment, co-curricular involvement, cultural heritage, and international and educational diversity.