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Student Development Programs

What It's About

The CBCSA strives to provide our Black students with a variety of social and professional development opportunities centered on scholarship, leadership and citizenship. We collaborate with a variety of on-campus and community resources to offer these amazing opportunities to our students. 

Somerville Place Residential Floor

A living learning community established in 1995 in collaboration with Residential Education, the floor focuses on academic success, leadership, transition and connecting to the Black community at USC.

Somerville Retreat

Community connection! The annual Somerville Place Retreat is a great time to connect with fellow residents, have fun and learn more about the history of Somerville and its connection to the CBCSA.

Black and LatinX New Student Symposium

We offer a series of workshops and resources targeting our Black and Latinx students. The goal is to connect our students to resources early and build connections across our communities. This is a collaboration with La CASA cultural center.

Black Convocation

Black Convocation, or “B.Con” for short, is a ceremony (virtual or in-person) hosted by current Black Trojans for incoming Black Trojans. Similar to the larger school-wide convocation, there will be speakers, performances and welcomes from faculty in each school.

Plug Talk

At this event Black Trojans will be able to ask questions and get answers about what it takes to get your feet in the door as a Black professional and get what we like to call “The Real” or knowledge of how to get your foot in the door and operate efficiently and effectively.

News, Announcements and Resources

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Upcoming Dates, Deadlines and Events

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