Current Initiatives


Student Outreach for Understanding Racial and Cultural Experiences

The Black Student Union is organizing a campus outreach program to inspire conversation and create a productive platform for people to speak openly about race on campus. If you are interested in being involved with SOURCE, please contact us or refer to our facebook page.

Black Matriculation Class of 2016

The BSU has been working to prepare a student report of the effect of low matriculation of Black students in the Class of 2016. The reports are intended to present Stanford officials with students’ perspective and spark productive dialogue around what should be done to further Stanford’s commitment to diversity. View the reports below.

Student Perspectives on the Low Number of Black Matriculants in the Class of 2016- Admissions

Student Perspectives on the Low Number of Black Matriculants in the Class of 2016 – ResEd

BSU – BGSA Mentorship Program

The BSU and Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) came together to launch a mentorship program where over 30 undergraduates were paired with a graduate mentor. The mentorship program will help undergraduates to plan for life after Stanford and will help to foster a greater sense of community between graduate students and undergraduates.

Voter’s Registration

The Black Student Union mobilized to register voters in East Palo Alto in the 2012 Election Season on the last day to register!


Community Service

February 22, 2013 – The Black Student Union worked with Brentwood Academy Elementary School to plan an assembly for Black History Month. The Black Student Union brought poet Jessica Reed and Kuumba African Dance and Drum Ensemble to perform at the assembly.


November 30, 2012 – The Black Student Union prepared and served a meal at The Opportunity Center for those in need and participated in Night Outreach.

November 10, 2012 – The Black Student Union partnered with Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Alpha Mu Chapter to host a college information panel for high schoolers in the Omega Gents program.

November 9, 2012 – The Black Student Union partnered with Project Motivation to host campus tours and a college panel for students at June Jordan School for Equity in San Francisco.