Building Leaders and Creating Knowledge Community in Navajo-Pinal Hall

The word “community” literally means to give among each other. The Building Leaders and Creating Knowledge (B.L.A.C.K.) themed community provides a comfortable, fun and dynamic space for students interested in spending time giving and receiving support from their peers, and engaging in exploration of the African American experience on campus as well as nationally.

Through a partnership with African American Student Affairs (AASA), students can expect engaged dialogue about a variety of topics, group study sessions, organized opportunities to volunteer in the community, and excursions off-campus. Participants in this community share common interests in excelling academically, exploring the histories and experiences of people of African descent, and a desire to develop their understanding of leadership, and personal identity. Additionally, students who participate in this community have access to a faculty fellow from AASA for mentoring and advising, can earn course credit through the AASA Internship Program, and can take advantage of multiple opportunities to build relationships with local and campus community leaders. 

Join the Building Leaders and Creating Knowledge Community today, give your time to building fellowship with other students, and receive the benefits of an awesome cultural leadership experience!

To Apply:

  1. Submit the online housing application
  2. Pay the non-refundable housing application fee
  3. Fill out the Building Leaders and Creating Knowledge Wing (B.L.A.C.K.) application
    • Email to
    • Mail to: Maria Moore        

      The University of Arizona
      African American Student Affairs
      PO Box 210128
      Tucson, AZ 85721

NOTE: You must have a Residence Life housing application on file to be considered for this community 

For more information on living in this community email

For program information contact:

Maria Moore
Program Director, African American Student Affairs
(520) 626-2660