The Black Resource Committee (BRC) is a campus-wide task force that complements the Black Student Union (BSU) by organizing faculty, senior administrators, staff, undergraduate and graduate student committee members to identify opportunities and institutional deficits regarding enrollment, retention, and graduation for Black students and improving campus culture.

Black/African American Scholars Hall

The Black Scholars Hall is an inclusive Living-Learning Community dedicated for students within the Afrikan diaspora. This floor provides mentorship which fosters a community-building environment. Residents have the opportunity to participate in bonding events organized by current Resident Assistant, allowing students to create friendships that will last a lifetime.

Employment Opportunities

UCSB students have many options for campus jobs and internships. GauchoLink is the official site for jobs, internships and on-campus interviews (http://career. Student positions on campus are also offered through Arts & Lectures, Associated Students, Career Services, Student Affairs, Housing & Residential Services, Intercollegiate Athletics, the UCSB Library, Recreational and Intramural Sports, Student Media and the University Center.

Annual Community Events

  • African Culture show 
  • Akanke’s Black Womxn’s Appreciation Dinner 
  • B-Pro’s Black Men’s Appreciation Dinner
  • Black Excellence Dinner
  • Black Grad
  • Black Leadership Dinner
  • Black Leadership Retreat
  • Black Unity Dinner
  • Black Wednesday
  • BSU Black Hxstory Month Black Party
  • BSU Week of Education
  • BSU Outreach Program
  • Student of Color Conference
  • Zeta Phi Beta’s “Herstory” Brunch

You can download The Black Student Community Guide from Admissions here.

Black Student Organizations

UCSB has more than 500 student organizations including academic, cultural, faith-based, Greek, political, service-based, social and more. For a complete list of campus organizations at UCSB, please visit

  • Akanke
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – Nu Nu Chapter
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. – Mu Kappa Chapter
  • Black Business Association
  • Black Graduation Committee
  • Black Pioneer Renaissance Organization (BPRO)
  • Blackwatch
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Impact
  • The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated (NPHC)
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

Centers, Programs & Academics

EOP services all students while focusing on low-income and first-generation undergraduates. EOP provides mentorship, social and cultural programming, one-on-one counseling and advising, campus student support service referrals and academic programs. EOP helps motivate students to enhance their preparation for the job market or graduate school admission. | (805) 893-4758

Located on the first floor of the Student Resource Building, the AdCRC supports the communities of the African diaspora at UCSB and aids in the overall retention and graduation rates of Black students at UCSB. AdCRC staff strive to create and maintain a welcoming atmosphere for all to acquire knowledge in relation to the diversity of cultures within the African diaspora.

CAPS provides confidential mental health support services for graduate and undergraduate students and has several Black therapists on staff. You can request to meet with one of UCSB's Black therapists when you make an appointment.

UCSB offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Black Studies and a minor in Black Studies. Students who graduate with a degree in Black Studies work in the fields of education, social work or politics, and many pursue graduate degrees in law and medicine among other disciplines. The Black Studies faculty is available to students who are pursuing graduate degrees in other departments on topics related to Black Studies. Located on the 3rd floor of South Hall.

The UCSB Center for Black Studies Research is one of the oldest centers of its kind in the country. It organizes and administers interdisciplinary research among faculty and students on the histories and cultures of Africans and their descendants. The Center offers opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to get involved in research activities. Students are invited to attend events and colloquia or join the center’s staff and faculty on new, exciting research.

The McNair Scholars Program is a two-year program that offers seminars, graduate school preparation and faculty-mentored undergraduate research designed to encourage talented eligible undergraduates who are first-generation and/or low-income to pursue Ph.D. programs. | (805) 893-3615

The Education Abroad Program (EAP) allows UCSB students to study in places like Ghana, Barbados, Brazil, Tanzania, Spain and the United Kingdom while earning course credit. Students can select from a list of over 40 countries around the world. There are opportunities for students in every major, and programs range in length from one quarter to one year.

The UCSB MultiCultural Center presents more than 20 events each quarter— including lectures, films and videos, panel discussions, readings, art exhibitions, and music, dance and dramatic performances—to increase cultural awareness. The MultiCultural Center lounge is a great space to study, read newspapers or magazines, relax or meet with friends. Every Wednesday, the MCC hosts “Cup of Culture,” a weekly coffee house and movie night. During Dead Week and Finals the MCC is a quiet and comfortable place to study. Most events are free!