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Undergraduate Students

 The Black Resource Center is your home away from home!  We hope that throughout your undergraduate experience at UC San Diego, you are able to utilize the various resources and services that we have to offer for you.  We encourage you to get involved with some of the student organizations listed below to build community and a strong network at UC San Diego!

Student Organizations

African Student Association (ASA)

The African Student Association serves to cultivate unity among individuals who share a common African identity. To understand, engage and celebrate diverse African cultures through empathetic dialogue. To stand in solidarity with causes and movements concerned with self-determination and the welfare of African people, the African continent and African Diaspora. 

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Black Pre-Medical Society (BPMS)

Created in 2021, the Black Pre-Medical Society (BPMS) focuses on the inclusion, advancement, and retention of all pre-medical and pre-health students of the Black Diaspora through providing resources, community, and guidance.

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Black Student Union (BSU)

Conceived in 1967, the Black Student Union at UC San Diego is charged with four fundamental responsibilities:
  1. Access, retention, and yield programming to inspire, enlighten, to build unity, to challenge, and to perpetuate the ideologies of the Black Student Union at UCSD
  2. To support the efforts of those organizations which perpetuate the ideologies of the Black Student Union
  3. To assist in providing an environment that is conducive to academic excellence amongst the Black student population
  4. To be accountable through representation.

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National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is the governing council and collaborative body of the 9 Historically African American sororities and fraternities. The primary purpose of NPHC is camaraderie, academic excellence, and service to the community. NPHC organizations host a variety of social, service and cultural programs throughout the year aimed at educating members of the community.

The NPHC includes nine organizations, often referred to as “The Divine Nine.” UC San Diego is currently host to one registered NPHC organization: Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.

Learn more at the Center for Student Involvement's website.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

NSBE serves to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.

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Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., Eta Delta Chapter

It is the mission of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. to enhance the quality of life for women and their families in the U.S. and globally through community service, civil, and social action. Their goal is to achieve greater progress in the areas of education health awareness and leadership development. Their members, affiliates, staff, and community partners work to create and support initiatives that align with our vision.

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UMOJA

The purpose of the club is to improve Black student life and engagement to build unity and strengthen the Black community at UC San Diego. The Umoja Club’s goal is to positively impact students on campus through enhancing the cultural and educational experiences with an emphasis on the African American/ Black diaspora. Umoja will provide resources to students which will include but is not limited to having a safe space for all students of color.

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Center for Student Involvement

Looking for other student organizations? Check out the Center for Student Involvement's list of all of the student organizations at UC San Diego.

African-American Studies

The African American Studies Program examines Black life in the United States through interdisciplinary, Diasporic frameworks. This approach provides students with robust analytic skills to examine the ways in which African Americans’ multifaceted realities and powerful legacies have shaped and continue to evolve within the current national and international contexts.  Students can currently declare an African-American Studies Minor and can declare the Black Diaspora and African American Studies Major beginning Fall 2022

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