Programs

Academic Prep Workshop

This workshop is dedicated to promoting academic excellence. It addresses professor's expectations, study and organizational skills which are tools that students can incorporate into their daily routine to improve their overall academic success. 

Black Is Beautiful Night

The BSRC hosts Black Is Beautiful Night in the fall celebrating Black Art, Music and Culture.  It is one of the most highly anticipated events on campus in honor of our personal and collective experiences. We bring in talent from the world of the spoken word, dance, music and a variety of other forms of black art expression.

Black Men's/Women's Collective

The Black Men's and Women's Collective provides a safe space to talk about issues that may arise affecting Black students on campus. These meetings provide a restorative space for communication, bonding, and brotherhood/sisterhood. The BSRC holds three meetings during the semester for each collective in addition to a joint collective meeting.

Black Men's Luncheon

The Black Men's Luncheon is an opportunity for Black men on campus to develop community based on their experiences. During this luncheon, undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and alumni come together to share valuable information in a safe, collaborative environment.

Black Student Welcome

This is the BSRC's first event of the school year. Held during Olé Weekend, we host a welcoming reception for incoming students. Students have the opportunity to meet faculty, administrators and returning students so they can begin to feel at home and a part of the USD community.

Community Bonding Series

The BSRC hosts several community bonding events throughout the fall and spring semesters. These events include: movie nights, paint and pizza, BBQ mixer, dance and destress, game kickoff, 3on3 B-ball tournament. Each event is designed to provide students with an off campus experience while promoting community bonding and interaction.

Discover San Diego

Discover SD is an opportunity for students to explore San Diego and learn about the city so they can connect to the San Diego community. We have lunch at one of city's several family-owned restaurants in an effort to broaden our shared interests.

Discover LA Bus Trip

The Discover LA is an annual trip that has become favorite of students. The trip is an opportunity for students to visit Los Angeles and experience the culture of the city. Although the city is famous for its impact on pop culture, there is a great rich history that students who are not native will learn. We have visited The Taste of Soul Family Festival (one of the biggest festivals in Los Angeles) and Roscoe's Famous Chicken and Waffles. 

Student/Faculty Mixer

All students and faculty are invited to join the BSRC's Student/Faculty Mixer. This is great opportunity for students and faculty to meet and mingle to facilitate a more positive relationship. 

Mentorship Program

The mentorship program provides support and serves as a resource while first-year students navigate their transition to USD. The program has a "family" style approach where mentees are assigned to a team of three mentors; one mentor serves as the lead. The benefit of this approach is that mentees are never without support. The program is designed to assistance and guide students to realize their full potential at USD and beyond. Mentees and mentors will have occasions to socialize outside of the USD at off-campus events that provide additional opportunities to connect. 

Women of Color Brunch

In collaboration with the Women's Commons, and UFMC, the Women of Color Brunch is an empowering event that motiviates students to be more confident in their leadership skills - academically, personally, and professionally).

Welcome Black Week

Welcome Black Week is another opportunity for incoming and continuing students to build a supportive community. It is a week long celebration of fun activities. We utilize this week to provide students with information and opportunities for engagement, leadership and community building. Some of the events that we have presented are: Taco Tuesday, Men of Color, Hella Black-Welcome Back, and Welcome to the BSRC.