Consider helping the University of Texas at Austin’s Black Student Alliance raise money to better their academic experience and to overall support the development of leaders on campus. BSA is an inclusive organization that focuses on hosting meetings, events, community service efforts, and professional development that promotes black excellence. We commit ourselves to uplifting and empowering our community with the ultimate goal of developing extraordinary leaders and uniting the Black community.
Black Student Orientation – At the beginning of each year, BSA hosts an organization fair where several black organizations on campus can showcase what they have to offer for the incoming freshmen. Over 400 people attend this event yearly and it is a fun, unique way to introduce campus life to our new students. The purpose of this event is to offer information about organizations that incoming students can join and thrive in as they start their journey on campus.
Big XII Conference on Black Student Government – The Big XII Conference on Black Student Government is attended by over 800 black students who are members of their institution’s black student organizations across universities in the mid-west and southern region. At this annual conference, students attend workshops, hear notable speakers and keynotes, and attend a career fair with over 100 companies and/or organizations. Each year, the cost of attendance per person can range from $300 - $600, and BSA actively works and fundraises to reduce these costs as much as possible. With a focus on leadership development and advocacy, we strive to take more and more members each year to network with others, gain experience, and acquire useful tools to become active leaders in society.
Onyx Awards – The Onyx Awards is an annual event where outstanding black organizations show appreciation for their members, executive boards, faculty, advisors, and everyone that helps keep black organizations running at the University of Texas at Austin. The night is filled with awards, performances, speakers, food, and overall black excellence.