We have been dedicated to the leadership and development of high school BSU students for almost 50 years.
Our purpose is to promote the development of cooperative efforts among schools and communities, to perpetuate the opportunities for self, school, and community improvement, and to train and encourage leadership.
High school Black Student Unions send student delegations to highlight their BSUs progress in learning about college admission, political and social trends, networking, and personal, academic, and character development.
Started in Southern California in 1973, the organization joins Black Student Union clubs around the state in local, regional and state-wide activities. The goals of the UBSUC are to cultivate leadership, to encourage young adults to make meaningful contributions to the world, and to aid these students in preparing for college and careers.
We’re working to have a BSU at every High School in the State, while expanding to liaison with Middle Schools. We believe that our impact on the community grows as more schools and BSU’s become united.
This initiative is not limited to Scholarships, Mentorships, Public Speakers, Presentations, Admissions info and College BSU Alliance. College Engagement also includes Fall Conferences and Spring Conventions, which are co-hosted by a College or University. We encourage and connect students with HBCU’s and other recurring partners such as Loyola Marymount, UCR, UCLA, USC, UCSB, CSU, CSU Dominguez Hills, Sac State, CSU Hayward, and CSU Bakersfield.
Advisors at select schools are trying and creating Action plans to enhance post secondary success rates. Career Pathways to Education and Post Secondary Success includes mentoring with CAAASA affiliates, role model shadowing, graduate, workforce entry, and then cycle back again to mentor.