Who We Are


The Jamaican Howard University Affinity Network (JHUAN) was created to provide greater support to Jamaican students at Howard University. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of Audrey Marks, Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, and Wayne Frederick, President of Howard University, JHUAN was officially formed in 2018 with the following mission:

“To serve the Jamaican student community at Howard University through scholarships, mentoring and career development.”

As the first affinity group of it’s kind at Howard University, JHUAN aims to be the gold standard for future groups on campus. We are building upon a more than 100 year legacy of Jamaican nationals thriving at Howard then going onto pursue distinguished careers. Our goal is to increase the pipeline of Jamaican students that matriculate through Howard University. We will accomplish this by inspiring Jamaican students to pursue their dreams of higher education, providing them with the necessary resources, and engaging them in a community of Howard scholars working toward positively impacting the global community.

Quick Facts

Popular majors for international students

Computer Science
General Biology
Electrical Engineering

International students make up approximately 8% of the student population at Howard! College Factual ranks Howard as 2 out of a total 514 colleges and universities for sheer popularity with students from Jamaica. Over the last several years the total Jamaican population of students on campus has grown at an average rate of 16.7%. 


Giving back is a part of who we are and the sheer purpose of JHUAN. If you are a graduate of Howard University or just an affiliate who believes in JHUAN’s mission, you are welcome to donate.  


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