The Black Student Advising Office

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The Black Student Advising Office, located in the Diversity Engagement Centre, is open to all members of the StFX community. 

Any student regardless of race, culture, or creed is welcome to participate in and make use of office activities and resources which include, but are not limited to: advising services, financial resources, and academic supports, where appropriate. 

Students are welcome to study, read, relax, and connect with other students in an inclusive and supportive learning environment at their leisure. 

Instagram: @stfxblackstudentadvising

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." - African Proverb 

Role of the Black Student Advisor 

The Black Student Advisor promotes and honours the diversified culture of the African Diaspora at StFX. Their mandate is to ensure that students of African Descent are supported, guided, and encouraged throughout their post-secondary journey. This is accomplished in several ways, including providing educational opportunities to the wider campus community, celebrating Black Culture through a variety of on-campus activities and events, providing one-on-one and group support to Black and African Nova Scotian students, and advocating on behalf of students of African Descent to various stakeholders. 

Addressing students' needs is the utmost priority of the Black Student Advisor. Moreover, we believe that with persistence and a tailored one-on-one experience, Black students will be able to thrive and succeed throughout their academic careers.  

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Akua Amankwah-Poku
Black Student Advisor
Phone: 902.867-5455 | E: @email
433, 4th Floor Bloomfield - 5555 Union Pl.
St. Francis Xavier University | P.O. Box 5000

Student Resource Lounge

Located on the 4th floor of the Bloomfield Centre & Students' Union Building, is the Black Student Advising office in the Diversity Engagement Centre. 

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The Diversity Engagement Centre at StFX is a space dedicated to enhancing the university's efforts to support traditionally underrepresented student populations on campus. The three advisory offices serve as a support point for students who feel they need the ear of someone who has had similar lived experiences.

The Diversity Engagement Centre (DEC) offers a positive environment for all students to experience and understand societal differences through open conversation, educational programming, and social activities.

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Services and Resources

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