• Students at CADSS
  • Students at CADSS
  • Student Performance at Center for African Diaspora Student Success Ribbon Cutting

  • CADSS Ribbon Cutting

Highlights & Announcements

Black Family Day
Saturday, May 19, 2018, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
UC Davis Quad

During the spring of 1970, students from the Black Student Union held a barbeque on the quad with the intent to celebrate themselves and to take a stand against the historically and culturally exclusionary ideologies on university campuses. Black Family Day brings together students, alumni, family and friends to celebrate the diversity and historical, social and educational achievements of the UC Davis African diaspora. This is a family-friendly event featuring live entertainment, food, arts crafts and much more. Find out more about Black Family Day on the Cross Cultural Center website.

Hours of Operation

Spring quarter:

  • Monday–Thursday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Our Mission

The Center for African Diaspora Student Success (CADSS) is intensively focused on the retention, persistence, and graduation of all undergraduate students of the African diaspora at the University of California, Davis.

Through data-driven decision-making and collective and individual student experiences, we seek to understand and improve policies and practices that lead to academic excellence. As a team, we systemize institutional collaborations and academic partnerships to create a synergistic approach tailored toward African diaspora student success.

Contact US

Thoughts, questions, concerns, suggestions?

Please feel free to let us know.


Center for African Diaspora Student Success
2nd floor of Silo South, Room 270


420 Hutchison Drive
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: 530.754.0854
Email: cfadss@ucdavis.edu

Students Share Their Experience

Student talking about his CADSS experience
Sesa Wo Suban symbol

Sesa Wo Suban is a West African adinkra symbol: The Morning Star, representing a new day, set inside a wheel, representing movement. Together, these symbols illustrate life transformation. This symbol embodies the transformative power of the Center for African Diaspora Student Success, where academic services and community unite in support of UC Davis students.