The Nigerian Student Association at Cal (NSA) is a student-led campus organization that aims to promote cultural diversity and celebrate Nigerian heritage at the University of California, Berkeley. Our organization strives to promote the advancement of Nigerian and other African cultures within the African diaspora nearly 8000 miles away from our home continent. Through the multitude of culturally inspired events and activities organized by our organization, NSA continues to diversify the Cal community by showcasing vibrant ethnic traditions, customs, and values as well as challenging common misconceptions about Africa typically broadcasted in today’s media outlets.
The NSA serves as a home away from home to many Nigerian students on the campus of UC Berkeley. We symbolize the history and beauty of Nigerian culture through our unique harmony of diverse perspectives.
Please support the NSA by making a gift today!
NSA projects serve to accomplish the following:
Foster a welcoming environment to students from Africa by helping familiarize and acclimate them to the University and surrounding environment
Place special emphasis on Nigerian heritage, culture, and community while continuing to promote solidarity and a positive learning atmosphere for students across different cultures
Uphold academic excellence among members of our community; and
Bridge the gap between students of all ethnic groups so that we can embrace our similarities rather than focus on our differences.
You can directly support multiculturalism on the campus of UC Berkeley through initiatives which promote cross-cultural awareness, celebrate diversity, and unify students of all backgrounds at the University should sponsor our organization. Our events and activities spread messages of inclusivity, recognition and respect for cultural heritage in the community.
Impact & Importance
The many cultural activities, events, and programs that NSA organizes for the surrounding community are instrumental both in sharing the essence of Nigerian culture with other ethnic groups at UC Berkeley and in educating the community on who we are as Nigerians, as Africans, and as a people. In so doing, we create a space on campus for promoting ethnic diversity and cultural consciousness.
How YOU Can Help
Join us in keeping the spirit of rich, colorful, cultural pride alive on the campus of UC Berkeley! Proceeds raised through our Crowdfunding campaign will directly pay for costs for NSA events happening this school year, including our big annual cultural show production. Your gifts will ensure that our organization stays true to our heritage, our mission, and our custom traditions by providing the best quality cultural events, activities, and performances that our students and campus community can cherish and take pride in! Help Cal bears embrace cultural expression, and add flavor to a student’s college experience! Any and all contributions are welcomed and are very much appreciated. ☺
The “Nigerian Student Association: Cultural Advancement of Africa in the Diaspora” project is a series of initiatives established by NSA to support the organization’s mission of cultural advancement at the University of California, Berkeley. We are fundraising as a means of acquiring financial support for the many enterprises we have planned for the year, of which include:
The annual NSA Cultural Show production
The first annual “State of Africa” Case Study Competition
Nigerian Independence Day celebration
UC Berkeley World Food Fair participation
Cultural dance performances
Collaborative events uniting fellow African student organizations and other multicultural student groups
Interactive educational programs
Other campus-wide community events & festivities
Itemized Budget Breakdown
Please make your gift today to help the NSA! Thank you for your support!
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