The BSU Demands Team of 2019 tirelessly fought for the Office of Black Student Development to be created. In their words, it was designed “to support the Black experience at UCSB.” The campus community has long awaited an office that creates a place of belonging for the Black community at UC Santa Barbara, and it is here!
The OBSD will consist of 8 staff working to support UCSB’s Black undergraduate and graduate student population. The OBSD provides resources, advocates for the community and helps create a positive learning environment for Black students. In addition, it bolsters the academic success of Black students by building the sense of belonging envisioned by the BSU Demands Team.