Our Mission

We the Center for African American Students (CAAS) of Marshall University, recognize the need for a united front, to innovate relationships, opportunities, and experiences among minority students. It is our desire to inspire, uplift, and transform the mindsets, lifestyles, and goals of our students, faculty, staff and the community at large.

Our Purpose

The Center for African American Students (CAAS) strive to address issues that affect the Marshall University campus, Huntington community, and issues on a global level. The Center engages minority students through activities, programming, and support that intend to enhance principles, and morale of what it means to be part of the Marshall Family.

Our Definition

The Center for African-American Students: once we ENLIGHTEN, we EMPOWER, through empowerment we IMPACT.

Our Slogan


Located in our new location East Hall RM 215, the Center for African American Students (CAAS) offers a pleasant and engaging environment committed to engendering the highest level of academic success for African and African-American Students. CAAS is also the primary home for the Black United Students Social Club and connection site for all black Greek letter fraternities and sororities.