Black Faculty & Staff Engagement at UCSB (UCSB Black)

UCSB Black is a supportive and enjoyable space for Black identified faculty and staff at UCSB to build community and create connections with one another. We hope to further develop and sustain an environment that allows Black faculty and staff to feel supported both professionally and personally by their peers. 

Black Graduation (Black Grad)

The mission of this organization is to create, organize, and prepare a rewarding and joyous graduation ceremony for Black/African American graduating seniors. The ceremony will incorporate many aspects of African American cultural identity in ways that will celebrate the achievements of its participants at UCSB.

Black Leadership Council (BLC)

To further unify UCSB’s community of Black student leaders, the Black Leadership Council is a conglomerate of each of the Black Student organizations on campus. The BLC aims to bridge the gap between the various identities within the Black community. The space provided by the Black Leadership Council aims to provide student leaders with the support necessary to build a sustainable and cohesive community. Black student leaders are encouraged to collaborate with one another and assess the overall needs of Black students.

Black Pioneers Renaissance Organization (BPRO)

Our main function as an organization is to provide a safe and supportive space in which individuals from different backgrounds can come together to discuss and learn from each other’s experiences. Through brotherhood, we will uplift each other and be positive role models and leaders in our society. We recognize the plights of those who came before us and commend those who have paved the way so we could call ourselves Young, Black, AND Educated.

Black Student Union (BSU)

The Black Student Union provides networks, spaces, and opportunities in which students are able to improve their own community and the communities they are closely intertwined and associated with.

East African Student Association (EASA)

We are a coalition of students that are a part of the African diaspora coming together to "Unite the East" on our campus. The East African Student Association was created to create a cultural space for Black students who identify as East African, but is an open space for all.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

The mission of the National Society of Black Engineers is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers and other underrepresented STEM-based students who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.

The Black Graduate Student Association of UC Santa Barbara (BGSA)

The purpose of BGSA is to serve as a support network for graduate students of African descent and provide resources that will enhance academic and career success of current graduate and professional students. In addition, the purpose is to develop a network of emerging scholars of African descent who are dedicated and sensitive to the needs and concerns of an increasingly diverse academic community.

The Impact Movement (BAM)

IMPACT is a group of people who have been transformed by the love and truth of Jesus Christ and we are committed to sharing that love and truth with students of the African diaspora, building family bonds with them, and serving our community.

Black Quare

We serve to first and foremost create safe spaces for Black queer students, faculty, staff, and community members. Additionally, we engage with campus departments/organizations and community groups to raise awareness of the unique and diverse experiences of Black LGBTQ communities.

Men of Excellence (MOX)

The purpose of Men of Excellence is to assemble upstanding men on campus to stimulate excellent leadership development, education enrichment, cultural progression, and social and community service to the greater population. We intend to strengthen the bonds among people of color, both on and off campus while exemplifying positive masculinity in hopes to serve as influential role models to one's peers, and youth within the local community.