At UCSB, we strive to keep our African diasporic community united and strong with an array of resources. Get connected with the Black Student Union by attending weekly meetings, check out frequent events at the AdCRC, and gain insight on the academic work being done at the Center for Black Studies Research! We are very proud that our Black and African faculty, staff, and students are setting the bar for success, all while contributing to a legacy of Black excellence.

Featured Event

Soweto Gospel Choir

HOPE – It’s Been a Long Time Coming

Wednesday, Nov 2 | 8:00 PM | Campbell Hall

With transcendent harmonies and indomitable spirit, the three-time Grammy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir performs a hopeful program commemorating South Africa’s Freedom Movement and the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S.

Point of Pride

UCSB has a strong tradition of expanding services and opportunities for Black students through a history student activism and collaboration with university administration. Our Black Studies Department, ranked 9th in the country, houses world class scholars, including a Pulitzer Prize winner and the flagship journal for Haitian studies.