The African Students Union's Mission is:
- To help new African students adjust to life on campus.
- To create better understanding of AFRICA through speeches, publications, films, forums, etc.
- To seek acquaintance with other AFRICAN students on different campuses in the United States of America by ever possible means, such as lectures, publications, and conferences.
- To celebrate properly and effectively all important African national festivals and events. Individual African Students willing to celebrate their Independence Day or major historic dates of their nations will get the support of the Union.