Among the many active student organizations on Campus, the York University Black Students Alliance(YUBSA) and the African Studies Students Association (ASSA) are the most active.
There are also a number of student organisations (e.g. Somali and Ethiopian) representing peoples from different parts of the continent. All work closely with the African Studies Program in hosting events and doing outreach to schools and the community.
During 2001, with the assistance of African Studies, The All Africa Students Conference took place here at York. Students came from the continent of Africa, The United States, France, The United Kingdom and Central America.