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.
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!
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.