Black Student Union

UC Santa Cruz

BSU works to mobilize Black students on campus and provide the Black community with a safe, educational, and healing space.



  • Sat, Feb 08
    UCSC Porter College Dining Hall
    Feb 08, 2020, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    UCSC Porter College Dining Hall, 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
    This conference offers a great chance to explore some career opportunities, meet some alumni with careers that match your interests, and get to know other students who share your passion. Lunch is included, along with a raffle for prizes!
  • Fri, Oct 11
    Oakes Lawn
    Oct 11, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Oakes Lawn, University of California Santa Cruz, High Street, Santa Cruz, California, USA
    A laid back event that will allow you to get to know more of your Black student body, eat some delicious food, and listen to music
  • Oct 10, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Redwood Lounge, University of California Santa Cruz, High Street, Santa Cruz, California, USA
    This Thursday, Cantu Queer Center is presenting at BSU on pronouns, gender, sexuality, the various intersections with race these identities have. Make sure to come by, we would love to have you join the conversation and take the opportunity to learn more about yourself and/or the folx around you!
  • Thu, Oct 10
    Redwood Lounge
    Oct 10, 2019, 7:00 PM – Jun 04, 2020, 11:00 PM
    Redwood Lounge, University of California Santa Cruz, High Street, Santa Cruz, California, USA
    Every Thursday consists of meetings led by various members of the Black community, covering a wide range of topics from the spectrum of Black identity, to defining the ranges of sexuality and gender orientation. Meetings are located at the Redwood Lounge across from the Baytree Bookstore.
  • Fri, Oct 04
    Oct 04, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Quarry, 420 Hagar Drive
    Every Friday we meet in the Quarry (near the Baytree Bookstore), play music, get to know each other, and celebrate our success as black students at UCSC.
  • Thu, Oct 03
    The Cultural Center at Merrill College
    Oct 03, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    The Cultural Center at Merrill College, University of California Santa Cruz, High Street, Santa Cruz, California, USA
    An event where LGBTQIA+ community members can mingle with other Queer identifying folx, participate in craft activities, listen to music, and enjoy snacks end free SWAG!
  • Wed, Oct 02
    ERC Lounge, 3rd floor Bay Tree Building
    Oct 02, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    ERC Lounge, 3rd floor Bay Tree Building, University of California Santa Cruz, High Street, Santa Cruz, California, USA
    Go learn about one of the greatest resources for the POC student body, meet the lovely staff, and enjoy some FREE FOOD!

Our Mission

The Black Student Union at the University of California, Santa Cruz, serves as the unifying body for Black organizations on campus, as well as the Black student body. BSU is charged with ensuring the well-being of the Black community by engaging in political issues that pertain to the Black community on campus and at-large.
BSU serves as a place and space for all Black students from each part of the African diaspora to learn together, to teach together, to offer support for the various racialized macro-and-microaggressions, and also to challenge each other around some harmful ideologies we may hold toward practicing a fuller love for ALL Black people. We are an organization that’s about centering the liberation of ALL Black people.
With this said, and with the liberation of all of us on our minds, we know that we can not tolerate anti-Black racism and colorism; sexism and misogynoir; homophobia, transphobia, and queerphobia; or heterosexism and patriarchy.
We will preserve, protect, and cultivate the BSU space by any means necessary.


Meet the Team



Adonay Moreno


3rd year

CRES & Politics


Lindsey Tavares-Sabido

Political & Cultural Chair

4th Year
Legal Studies & Politics

Alise Morgan


2nd Year
Environmental Studies & Art

Elias Tadesse

Programs Chair

2nd Year
Film & Digital Media

Ayodele Abdul-Hadi

Public Relations Chair

3rd Year

Environmental Studies & Sociology 



Farida Salifou

Media Tech

3rd Year
Psychology & CRES

Savannah Powell

External Outreach CHair

2nd Year
Feminist Studies & Education

Naliyah Martinez-Truso

Community Affairs Chair

3rd Year

CRES & Psychology


Henavea Robertson

DHE Coordinator

2nd Year

Lily Lahrs

ABC Representative

2nd Year

Jedell Hudson

ABC Representative

2nd  Year
Human Biology

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