Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) | Kent State University

Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA)

  A Kent State graduate poses with his family prior to the Fall 2014 commencement

ABOUT OUR STUDENT ORGANIZATION

Greetings from the Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA). The purpose of BGSA is to meet the professional, social, and academic needs of Black graduate students. Our organization recognizes graduation with Masters or Ph.D. as 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 also 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 relate through recreational and scholarly entertainment.

Please contact us at bgsa@kent.edu with any questions, comments or concerns.

BGSA Constitution for the 2014-2015 AY (PDF)  

Dates of General Body Meetings for Fall 2016 Semester

Wednesday, september 28 from 4:00-5:00 P.M

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 BGSA's executive board, members of the organization, and incoming/continuing Black graduate students. FREE pizza will be provided! We hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 27 from 3-4 p.m.

Room 216 of Cartwright Hall
Come join us at our second general body meeting of the semester! You will have the opportunity to connect with BGSA's executive board, members of the organization, and several other Black graduate students. FREE pizza will be provided! We hope to see you there!

Thursday, December 8 from 3-4 p.m.

Room 216 of Cartwright Hall
Come join us at our last  general body meeting of the semester! You will have the opportunity to connect with BGSA's executive board, members of the organization, and several other Black graduate students. FREE pizza will be provided! We hope to see you there!

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