The Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) is a student-run organization open to ALL individuals from a variety of academic disciplines and programs who are dedicated to support students of African descent in the pursuit of graduate and professional advancement at the University of Delaware. This fine association strives to accomplish four key goals: Academic Excellence; Professional Development; Fellowship; and Community Service.
Throughout the year, we plan a variety of academic, professional, civic, and social programming that focus on five core endeavors including:
- Ensuring that new and returning Black graduate students feel supported, valued, and connected here at UD increasing the diversity among recipients of master, doctoral, and professional degrees
- Maximizing opportunities for Black graduate students to obtain professional development, mentorship, and training to enhance the likelihood of success
- Supplying an outlet for Black graduate students, faculty, staff, alumni, and undergraduate students at UD to build healthy relationships, networks, interactions, and shared resources
- Increasing the number of graduate and professional students of African descent enrolling into advanced degree programs by encouraging undergraduates to pursue graduate and professional opportunities
- Exploring and expressing our commitment to civic engagement and service within the University and the greater community through different projects and opportunities
As an organization, the role and impact of BGSA on the UD campus is directly related to its connection to other organizations on campus. So, BGSA has developed detailed strategic plans in working collaboratively with the Office of Graduate and Professional Education and the Graduate Student Government.
YOU CAN REACH US ON: