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Black Excellence Month

BEM 2020 Opening Ceremony
and Flag Raising

Tuesday, February 4, 2020,
12PM USU Amphitheater

Our celebration begins with words of welcome from some of our student leaders and the raising of the Pan-African Flag at the Chavez Circle Flagpole. Food will be served.

Pan African Flag

Black Excellence Month Speaker: Jamie R. Riley, PhD

Tuesday, February 11, 2020,
6PM USU Ballroom A & C

Jamie R. Riley, PhD is a celebrated Student Affairs professional and Founder/CEO of Engaging U, LLC.  His outstanding work has greatly impacted campuses across the nation. He will inspire the community with his interactive presentation entitled “Defining OUR Collective Community: Unleashing OUR Nguvu.”

Jamie R. Riley, PhD

A Conversation with Arts and Lectures Speaker Flores Forbes

WEDNESDAY, February 12, 2020,
2PM Black Student Center

Columbia University administrator Flores A. Forbes will be in Black Student Center to dialogue with students prior to his Arts & Lectures talk later in the evening.

Flores Forbes

Black Excellence Month Community Photoshoot

Wednesday, February 19, 2020,
5PM USU Rooftop

Be apart of the documentation of our history by participating in our Community Photoshoot. We are asking students, staff, and faculty in the Black Community to be apart of this staged photograph. Please wear ALL BLACK for the shoot.

Student Looking Out

Party with My People: Black Student Center's 3rd Anniversary

Monday, February 24, 2020,
3PM Black Student Center

Help us celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of the Black Student Center with a party! Come and share the importance of the BSC with others and enjoy some cake too!

BSC Grand Opening 2017


Friday, February 28, 2020,
7PM USU ballroom

Our formal celebrartion ends with CSUSM's first ever step show and competition, featuring teams representing organizations from the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), commonly known as the Divine 9 Fraternities & Sororities. This event is brought to you by the Black Student Center, Tukwut Life, Student Life & Leadership, the Black Student Union, and the campus chapters of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Tickets are free and available at


Thank you for supporting Black Excellence Month 2020!