The Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of student life at ISU, while promoting academic excellence, mentoring, professional guidance, social support and scholarly advancement of undergraduate students, graduate students, and other members of the ISU community of African descent and other nationalities.


This organization has no affiliations.

Constitution / Tier

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Tier Student Organization - Registered

Membership Information

Student Members 41
ISU Members 11
Non-ISU Members 8
Allowed Members no limit
Allowed Officers 7
Membership Qualifications none
Membership Restrictions None
Elections/Selection Only paid members can participate in elections or run for office.
Meetings Monthly; Generally the first Friday of each month at 6:00pm.

Description of Regular Meetings/Activities

Monthly meetings for the Black Graduate Student Association are generally held on the first Friday of each month at the Black Cultural Center (517 Welch Avenue, Ames, Iowa 50014).

Description of Special Events

Special events are outlined on the BGSA calendar and distributed to members via email.