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Black Graduate Student Association

The purpose of the BGSA is to meet the academic, professional, and social needs of Black graduate students. Our organization recognizes that graduating with a master’s degree or Ph.D. is a top priority. Subsequently, this organization is dedicated to the promotion of academic excellence, mentoring, professional guidance, and social support that will enhance the scholarship of Black graduate students at Kent State University. Most importantly, we plan to use these tools to empower our community and assist with opening the doors to higher education to more individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds. We wish to provide a place of refuge where Black students are encouraged to share ideas, concepts, and frustrations. Finally, we aim to provide social opportunities for members to relax and network.


Dates of General Body Meetings for Fall 2018 Semester
Room 216 of Cartwright Hall
Come join us at our first general body meeting of the semester! You will have the opportunity to connect with the BGSA's executive board, members of the organization, and incoming/continuing Black graduate students. FREE food will be provided! We hope to see you there!

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15th | 6:30 PM
Room 216 of Cartwright Hall

Location TBD
Come join us at our last general body meeting of the semester!

Please contact us at with any questions, comments or concerns.

Membership Requirements

Membership will be divided into two categories:

a. Active (voting) membership will be extended to all graduate and professional students that have paid their dues for the current academic year.

b. Associate (non-voting) membership will be open to all graduate and professional students attending Kent State University along with its’ faculty and staff.



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