Cabinets and Committees
Black History Month:
Since its inception in 1978, Black History Month is a highly anticipated month- long series of events held annually and supported by one of the best schools in the nation , the University of Florida, and sponsored by UF ’s Black Student Union . This series seeks to educate, enhance, and entertain the university and Gainesville communities by reflecting on the contributions that Black Americans have made. It is our goal to advocate exposure of refined enrichment inspired by the heritage and legacy of universal Black culture.
Black Student Assembly and Community Awards:
The B.S.A.C Committee oversees the operations and execution of the Black Student Assembly and the Black Community Awards.
Held annually in the Fall semester, The Black Student Assembly (BSA) is the first official event of BSU each year and serves as a showcase for black heritage, talent, involvement, leadership, and service. This production consists of acting, dancing, modeling, singing, stepping, spoken-word,and other forms of black achievement and excellence.
Held annually in the Spring semester, The Black Community Awards (BCAs) is one of two events that concludes the year for BSU, the other being the UMOJA Graduation Ceremony. The BCAs serves to celebrate the accomplishments of University of Florida students who have made an impact on the University of Florida campus and the Gainesville community.
Faces Modeling Troupe, Incorporated:
The University of Florida chapter of FACES Modeling Troupe, Incorporated is a sub-committee within the Black Student Union. FACES introduces many aspects of the modeling industry using specialized photography, unique runway modeling techniques and mechanics, community service, and health awareness for its members and the surrounding community; hoping to enhance each individual's knowledge of a proffesional modeling experience.
Fashion X-Clusive Fashion Show:
Fashion X-Clusive is the University of Florida's largest premier fashion production. Showcasing X-Clusive fashion, models & choreography, this show is held annually during Black History Month.
Florida Invitational Step Show:
Created 24 years ago to celebrate the legacy of leadership, scholarship, and community service among the fraternities and sororities of the NPHC, the Florida Invitational Step Show (FISS) is held annually and features the historical and traditional phenomenon of stepping that is associated with the Black Greek Letter Organizations. Follow F.I.S.S. on instagram @uf_fiss!
Innovation Leadership Program:
Established in Spring 2013 by Jamaal Hill, Dekendrick Murray, Shrisa Reid-Renaud, Shed-Laure Richardson, Aranxa Joseph, Justin Solomon, and Donovan Triplett, the Innovation Leadership Program (ILP) was created to help enhance the professional and leadership skills of University of Florida Students. This program also serves to introduce students to involvement opportunities, campus resources, and individual development through networking and programming. Inspired by the Innovation Academy students themselves, the program will assist in further preparing these students to be the leaders of tomorrow.
Leadership Development Institute:
Founded in 2006 by Black Student Union President Billy Holcombe, the Leadership Development Institute (LDI) is a specific cabinet within the Black Student Union dedicated to the progression of freshman and sophomore leaders on the University of Florida campus.Through LDI, the members create and run their own programs and events with minimal assistance from the directors in effort to learn the elements of leadership. Students that have participated in LDI have moved on to become some of the most prominent leaders on and off the campus.