African American Student Academic Services


The College of Letters and Science’s African American Student Academic Services (AASAS) is specifically designed to guide African American Students through their college requirements and on to graduation. Particularly for students who are first-generation college students who may not have a family member to consult, we provide assistance in navigating the many policies and procedures such as declaring a major, appealing a grade, adding a course, etc.

In addition to giving academic advice, AASAS staff are skilled professionals who provide support and encouragement through any challenges along the way. We can help with:

  • Crisis intervention related to academic pressures, cultural differences, financial hardships, health concerns, and more
  • Academic struggles and tutoring needs

Students are urged to become active members of the UWM and Milwaukee communities and to take advantage of the types of opportunities that arise upon the achievement of educational, professional and personal goals. Our advisors regularly send information and announcements to students to ensure they are aware of university services, activities, and important deadlines. Each semester, AASAS sponsors programs that help African American students adjust to University life and become aware of UWM’s multicultural diversity.

Call (414) 229-6657 to make an appointment, or stop by Bolton Hall, Room 170, and speak with the receptionist.

African American Student Advisors

profile photoDeona MickensStudent Service Coordinator/AdvisorAfrican American Student Academic Srv(414) 229-4654ellisond@uwm.eduHolton Hall 118