About Us


The Black Graduate and Professional Student Association was founded to acknowledge and address the concerns and needs of Black graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill. The membership strives to unite as leaders of the Black community and society through scholarship, social interaction, and service. Our organization is open to all graduate and professional students that wish to meet these ends.


Mission Statement

The Black Graduate and Professional Students Association (“BGPSA”) exists to address the unique needs and concerns of minority graduate and professional students, and to promote diversity within the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community. Through the use of consistent social interaction, multi-cultural programming and programming geared largely towards scholarship, career and community assistance, BGPSA fosters academic achievement, understanding of and respect for differences, and, ultimately, the development of future minority leadership.