In response to a strong culture of Black student activism, the Office of Black Student Development (OBSD) advances the experiences of all Black students, advocates for their needs, and fosters their personal and academic achievement through graduation and beyond. Through the development of innovative and sustainable programs and services aimed to increase the recruitment, retention, academic achievement, holistic support, and self-advocacy of our Black community, OBSD addresses the needs of the Black student community and holds ourselves and the university responsible to meet those needs. We strive to engage, develop, and activate these experiences to promote an inclusive campus experience that fosters a sense of belonging and leaders of social change.

Office of Black Student Development (OBSD) Office Commitments

  • To ENGAGE purposefully with campus partners to support the academic, personal, and professional growth of our Black student community.
  • To DEVELOP talented student leaders who promote social change.
  • To SHARE and promote opportunities for academic research through an intentional community with academic units.
  • To ACTIVATE the campus community to respond thoughtfully on eradicating anti-blackness policies and procedures to promote a sense of belonging.

Meet the Staff

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Interns

To assist in the advancement of the Office of Black Student Development's mission and department commitments OBSD Undergraduate and Graduate Student Interns are instrumental in carrying out programs and services for our Black student community. 

OBSD  Student Interns will gain valuable professional development experiences that allow them to contribute to the successful recruitment, retention, and success of UCSB's Black student community.

Additionally they will will support the department by working collaboratively with OBSD staff to develop and facilitate cultural, social and academic programs aimed to enhance Black student's advocacy and sense of belonging

Undergraduate Student Interns

2023-2024 Undergraduate Intern
2023-2024 Undergraduate Intern
2023-2024 Undergraduate Intern
2023-2024 Undergraduate Intern

Graduate Student Interns

2023-2024 Graduate Student Assistant