2017-2018 Announcements


Black Graduate and Professional Students Association@ The University of Minnesota

The primary mission of BGAPSA is to support graduate and professional students of African descent in their quest to graduation by building a community where they might express their successes and stresses, participate in social events and educational experiences, and engage in the broader community through service. As an organization, BGAPSA endeavors to ensure that as we grow we continue to keep this central purpose in mind. To plan future events and programs accordingly, the organization is currently striving to host more academic forums and community involvement projects than in past years. These types of events will ensure that we have a variety of meaningful opportunities to engage our membership.


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Upcoming Events:

  • November 19th, 2017 The 2017 Unity Dinner: Royalty will be held on Sunday November 19th, 2017. This event is hosted by Black Student Union and is sponsored by BGAPSA, Black Motivated Women, and the African Student Association.


  • October 27th, 2017: BGAPSA held its first officer meeting for 2017-2018 year. Please let us know if you'd like to join in the coordination of events and community building at

  • October 5th, 2017: BGAPSA successfully hosted the first Happy Hour for the 2017-2018 year. Thank you all for joining.

  • September 1st, 2017: BGAPSA welcomes Rachel Olzer and Amani Lee as the new President and Vice President respectively. Thank you to Snider Desir and "Bill" Woodson, as well as previous members, for all their work in the past years.