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About Us

The UC San Diego Black Staff Association (BSA) serves as an advocate for progress through the promotion of critical dialogue, upward mobility, networking, and programs that elevate the rich Black culture of our ancestors.

About Us



We envision a community that provides support, nourishment, strategic engagement, and inspiration to enhance the Black experience at UC San Diego.


Our chief purpose is to promote unity through advocacy for Black staff and enhance cultural understanding across UC San Diego. We believe the strength and well-being of our constituency creates capacity for strategic engagement and thought leadership within our institution and greater San Diego community.

We envision a workplace

  • Where we are able to bring our authentic selves
  • We are supported, validated, and have a sense of belonging that builds a cohesive campus community
  • Where there are equitable opportunities for career development and advancement
  • We are able to hold the University accountable for ensuring equity and diversity are at the forefront of inclusive policy making.
  • We foster inclusion and community building through a support network of mentors, allies, and peers

Our organization places particular emphasis on equity, diversity, and inclusion goals with evidence-based recommendations to University leadership that voice and advance issues affecting the Black staff experience. To that end, we also create safe spaces to identify and discuss the challenges of anti-blackness in the workplace.

Your commitment to stand with us in the fight against racism, anti-blackness, and injustices are needed and dynamic. As such, unwavering action is needed now and for the long-term. We are encouraging our members to root out anti-black racism from our communities and workplaces, examine these resources and to discuss implicit bias and intersectionality at work, in our communities, and in our daily lives. We invite all members, affiliates, and allies across the greater San Diego community to join us in these vital conversations.

We invite you to explore membership and share your ideas on how we can achieve these goals as a unified voice through programming and other opportunities. With us, you are seen, heard, and supported. Your voice is needed to help us enhance a culture of "oneness' for all.

At every opportunity, we uplift and celebrate black excellence.