Black Student Commission


African Student Association (ASA)

ASA is a diverse group of Students whose mission is to unify the African student body with the university of washington and strives to reach African youth in obtaining higher education. Through outreach programs, community service and social events ASA provides support for the African Students on Campus and beyond. For additional information, email them at

Association of Black Business Students (ABBS)

The purpose of ABBS is to recruit, organize, assist and in any other way, promote the interest and success of black students in the business environment. ABBS seek to increase the number of Black applicants to the business school and to provide a professional and social network for current business students and members. For additional information, email them at

Association of Black Social Work Students (ABSWS)

ABSWS is committed to enhancing the quality of life and empowering people of African ancestry through advocacy, human services, and research. Our purpose is to provide a structure and human forum through which student members can exchange ideas, offer support, and develop programs in the interest of the Black student body. For additional information, email them at

Black Law Student Association (BLSA)

BLSA promotes fellowship and community among all students at the university of washington’s School of Law. The organization provides Black law students a forum for expressing the needs and concerns; to develop future Black leadership; and to open lines of communication between Black law students and the larger Black community. For additional information, email them at

Black Graduate Student Association

The purpose of Black Graduate Student Association is to enhance scholarly and professional development of graduate students at UW through networking, seminars, forums, workshops, and social gatherings. The Black
Graduate Student Association will work to facilitate the transition to graduate school, provide academic support, and provide opportunities for fellowship, service, and activism

Black Student Union (BSU)

A coalition of students founded BSU in 1968. Their purpose was to provide a unified and strengthen bond between minorities in order to overcome adversities. BSU strives to create an environment for academic, social, and cultural success as well as political awareness for people of color on campus. The BSU encourages, preserves the positives image of African Americans and all people of color, and invites everyone to join. For additional information, email them at

National Association of Black Accountants

The UW NABA Chapter is a Foster Student organization focused on bridging the gap for students of color in the accounting, finance, information systems Majors. Although we do plan events around these specific majors we have an open membership allowing anyone to join. The main goal of the UW students chapter is to meet the professional needs of its members and to build leaders that will shape the future of the accounting and finance profession.

National Pan-­Hellenic Council (NPHC)

UW is home to eight of the nine historically black greek­letter organizations, supported by the UW Council of the National Pan­-Hellenic Council, Inc. The Council consists of service based organizations that organize philanthropic events and participate in hands on community service projects in Seattle and surrounding areas. For additional information, email them at

National Society of Black Engineers  (NSBE)

NSBE’s mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community. For additional information, email them at


Sisterhood’s aim is to represent a sense of belonging and understanding between african American women on all levels: undergraduate, graduate, educational (professors/staff). For additional information, email them at

Other Organizations

  • Black Student Union 
  • African Student Association
  • National Society of Black Healthcare Professionals  
  • National Society of Black Engineers 
  • Pure Gold 
  • Africans in Medicine  
  • Brothers in Color 
  • Sisterhood (Program) 
  • Black Student Athlete Alliance 
  • Black at Foster  
  • East African Student Association 
  • SSA 
  • Somali Student Association 
  • Oromo Student Association  
  • NPHC 
  • Black Student Journal