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Black Excellence Month

2024 Theme: "EMPOWERMENT To The People"


Join us for the various events happening as we celebrate Black excellence and the 7th Anniversary of the Black Student Center!  

BEM 2024 Flag Raising Ceremony and Brunch

  • Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024
  • Chavez Circle Flagpole and USU 2310
  • 12:00 -1:30 PM

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Join the Black Student Center community in celebrating our annual flag raising ceremony followed by brunch in the USU Ballroom. The theme for this year is "Empower to the People". This event serves as a powerful reminder of the rich cultural heritage and the ongoing pursuit of equity and justice. All are welcome to attend and celebrate and engage with the BSC community, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of Black Excellence.

Unity Hour: Divine Nine Student and Staff Panel


  • Thursday, Feb 8, 2024
  • 12:00 PM
  • Black Student Center

Are you curious about Black Greek Letter Organizations? Attend the Divine Nine Student and Staff Panel to hear discussion of the historical significance, cultural wealth, and inspiring influence of BGLOs in the BSC!

Black Art Expo II                                                             


  • Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024
  • 12:00PM
  • TBD

Discover the captivating artworks of Black students at CSUSM, encompassing a range of expressions from poetry, to music, to visual arts. The exhibition is open from 12:00p-4:00p, and there will be a chance to engage with the creators from 12:00p-1:00p. This immersive showcase not only highlights the diversity of talent, but will also provide a platform for cultural dialogue and understanding.

BSC Birthday Unity Hour

  • Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024
  • Black Student Center

The BSC is turning 7! Stop by for music, sweet treats, and community! Don't miss out on the festivities and a chance to make wonderful memories as the BSC completes another year of existence!



  • Friday, Feb. 16, 2024
  • 6:00PM
  • USU Ballroom

Join us in our annual collaboration with the LXC to celebrate Carnaval with cultural food, games, and entertainment. This vibrant event will be held in the USU, promising an unforgettable experience for everyone. Mark your calendars for February 16 and become part of a tradition that's been delighting the community for years!


Black Excellence Awards Gala



  • Friday, February 23, 2024
  • 6:30PM
  • USU Ballroom

To celebrate and highlight our CSUSM Black Student community members for empowering one another and their excellence, the BSC will be hosting the inaugural Black Excellence Awards Gala. The evening will be a splendid showcase of achievements and inspiring stories within our vibrant community. Guests are encouraged to dress in their finest attire to honor the occasion and the remarkable accomplishments we will be celebrating together!