How to Join?

All candidates for any graduate or professional degrees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill may be members of BGPSA. Students must self-identify to attain membership status. Membership can be accomplished by the following methods:

  • Get on listserv: to be added to our email listserv, please email us at or sign up at the beginning of our events.
  • Sign up for the UNC BGPSA Directory at


Benefits of Membership

  • Exclusive membership deals throughout the year with UNC BGPSA
  • Exclusive access to events hosted by Duke University, North Carolina State University, and North Carolina Central University.
  • Access to the UNC BGPSA listserv and GroupMe to share information, research, access job opportunities, and network with current and past Black graduate and professional students
  • Ability to serve in a leadership role in BGPSA

Serve on a Committee

  • Service Committee
    • Plans community service event on campus and in the triangle area
    • Contact person: Tia Byers, Service Chair
  • Social Committee
    • Plan social events for the BGPSA membership; streamlines information about events of interest to membership
    • Contact person: Maya Chevalier, Social Chair
  • Programming Committee
    • Coordinates professional development and academic opportunities; builds foundation for future graduate students 
    • Contact person: Maya Hardrick, Programming Chair
  • Public Relations Committee
    • Increases visibility of BGPSA; manages social media presence; develop partnerships
    • Contact people: Maurryce Starks (Secretary), Denise Mantey (Historian)
  • Fundraising Committee
    • Develop opportunities to raise funds for future community service and programming events
    • Contact people: Shaun Jones/Maya Hardrick, Acting Treasurers