Welcome incoming and returning graduate students to the 2008-09 academic year. The Arizona State University Black Graduate Student Association is committed to advancing the educational and professional development of African
descent graduate student by promoting scholarly research and providing a forum for intellectual discussion and networking with the ASU community.
The members of BGSA are organized and committed to:
(1) Providing support and unity for African descent graduate students to initial and continued success at ASU
(2) Promoting campus involvement and assuring the visibility of African descent graduate students at ASU
(3) Participating in outreach activities and programs to uplift the community
(4) Ensuring academic, financial, and social resources are available, and
(5) Advancing educational and professional development through scholarly workshops, lectures, and networking opportunities with faculty, staff, and industry members.
As of July 29, 2008 BGSA at ASU is now a National Black Graduate Student Association Affiliate.
BGSA Symbol is AYA which means "fern"
Symbol of endurance and resourcefulness, the fern is a hardy plant that can grow in difficult places.
"An individual who wears this symbol suggests that he has endured many adversities and outlasted much difficult."(Willis, The Adinkra Dictionary)