BGSA is the association of all members of the Stanford Black Graduate Student community. Our primary aim is to foster community and relationships among all black graduate students across Stanford’s seven schools. Towards this end we focus on providing our members with academic and professional resources, and sponsor events that not only cultivate black social experiences, but ideally enhance folks’ overall well-being. We additionally plan service projects with the aim of giving back to black communities throughout the Bay Area and work with the black undergraduate community at Stanford to increase the pipeline to graduate school.
Please also take a look at our sister organizations in the links below.
The aim of Challenge Accepted is to build a bridge between the black graduate community at Stanford and black youth in the local Bay Area. We recognize that over 60 years since the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, there still exists a great disparity between the educational outcomes of marginalized communities of color and their non-minority peers. The lack of quality education has had a debilitating effect on the communities of color, and their ability to achieve social, economic and political mobility. We hope that by establishing a connection with these communities, we can attack this educational divide at its core in the Bay Area. This past February we brought students from all around the Bay Area to Stanford’s campus for five consecutive Saturdays. The students participated in activities in Engineering, Biosciences, Law, Business, and Humanities. Our inaugural year went well and we hope to expand the program in 2017.
Giving to BGSA
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WE HAVE THE FOLLOWING VACANT POSITIONS ON THE BOARD:
- Fundraising Chair
418 Santa Teresa Street
Stanford, CA 94305