Student Organizations

Listed below are all the recognized African/African American/Black identified student organizations on San Jose State University's campus. Student Involvement maintains a full list of campus-recognized student organizations.

African/Black Identified Student Organizations

  • Phi Beta Sigma

  • Zeta Phi Beta

 

African American Society of Mentors

African American Society of Mentors logo

It's an organization where third year students and above will be mentors to sophomore and freshmen students by helping them throughout their time at San Jose State University.

Meeting time/location:

TBA

Social media:

African American Society of Mentors Facebook Page

African American Society of Mentors Twitter Profile

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African American Commencement Committee

Black Grad logo

The purpose of this organization will be to plan the Black graduation ceremony, which is a time of reflection, a celebration of culture and accomplishments of the black student body. Additionally, the organization seeks to expand its services beyond planning graduation to preparing for graduation and beyond: To serve as a medium of information to academic resources and professional development, with the intent to help students successfully graduate and prepare them for life after graduation.

Meeting time/location:

5 PM on Mondays in Clark Hall, Room 300

Social media: 

African American Commencement Committee Facebook Page

African American Commencement Committee Twitter Profile

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Black Alliance of Scientists and Engineers

The Black Alliance of Scientists and Engineers (BASE) at San Jose State University (SJSU) is a chapter organization of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). BASE exists primarily for those students who are fully matriculated at SJSU and are pursuing a degree in Engineering, Science, or Technology. However, BASE is open to any individual that shares its overall goals.

Meeting time/location:

TBA

Social media:

BASE Website

BASE Facebook Page

BASE Twitter Profile

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Black Campus Ministries

BCM

Black Campus Ministries is a student ran organization that focuses on the spiritual well being of its members and the entire San Jose State University community. We provide a casual and uplifting atmosphere where students are able and welcome to participate without fear or judgment. During our meetings we focus on particular topics chosen by the members and we dissect and discuss them through a biblical perspective, learning what God has to say about them.

Meeting time/location:

7 PM on Mondays, location TBD

Social media: 

Black Campus Ministries Facebook Page

Black Campus Ministries Twitter Profile

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Black Scholars Society

Black Scholars Society logo

The Black Scholars Society (BSS) is an organization designed to enhance the academic success and community efforts of its membership. The BSS is to improve the grade point average (GPA) of its membership each semester, form relationships and build community within San Jose State University and the community at large with unique programs, workshops, events, etc.

Meeting time/location:

 TBD

Social Media:

BSS Facebook Page

BSS Twitter Profile

BSS Instagram Profile

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Black Student Union

The purpose(s) of this organization is to unite, educate, and enrich students of color on SJSU campus and within the community about our sacred prestigious history and culture. To serve as an umbrella organization which works with all African (Black) students and organizations. To coordinate and facilitate the planning of events and activities that empowers and uplifts our culture and the African (Black) students of SJSU.

Meeting time/location:

TBA

Social Media

Black Student Union Facebook Page

Black Student Union Instagram Profile

Black Student Union Twitter Profile

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Collegiate 100 Black Men of Silicon Valley at SJSU

The San Jose State University chapter of The Collegiate 100 was chartered during the Fall 2007 academic semester. The mission of the chapter is to support the efforts of the parent organization (100 Black Men Silicon Valley). The purpose of the organization is to promote the involvement of its members in civic and charitable endeavors through mutual cooperation, joint planning, and organized executing; additionally, to provide services and programs to communities throughout the Silicon Valley. The organization has established a framework based on four for the future principles of the national 100 Black Men Of America. The objectives of the collegiate chapter shall be to foster and promote the advancement of the 100 Black Men of Silicon Valley, INC. in its mentoring programs and related community projects. FOUR FOR THE FUTURE:: MENTORING, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, EDUCATION, HEALTH AND WELLNESS.

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National Pan-Hellenic Council

The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated (NPHC) is currently composed of nine (9) International Greek letter Sororities and Fraternities: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. NPHC promotes interaction through forums, meetings and other mediums for the exchange of information and engages in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions.

On May 10, 1930, on the campus of Howard University, in Washington DC, the National Pan-Hellenic Council was formed as a permanent organization with the following charter members: Omega Psi Phi and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternities, and Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta and Zeta Phi Beta Sororities. In 1931, Alpha Phi Alpha and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternities joined the Council. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority joined in 1937 and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity completed the list of member organizations in 1997.

The stated purpose and mission of the organization in 1930 was “Unanimity of thought and action as far as possible in the conduct of Greek letter collegiate fraternities and sororities, and to consider problems of mutual interest to its member organizations.” Early in 1937, the organization was incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois and became known as “The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated.”

Meeting time/location:

6 PM in Student Involvement (Clark Hall). Meetings are closed to public after announcements, around 6:15 PM

Social Media:

NPHC Instagram Profile

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Delta Sigma Theta

Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority playing football

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. is a private, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. Since its founding more than 200,000 women have joined the organization. The organization is a sisterhood of predominantly Black, college educated women. The sorority currently has 1,000 collegiate and alumnae chapters located in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Jamaica and the Republic of Korea.

The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization's Five Point Programmatic Thrust. More than ten thousand members typically attend Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated's biennial national conventions, and each of the seven regional conferences (held during years when there is no national convention) typically hosts thousands of members. At its recent 51st National convention held in the District of Columbia, more than 38,000 members registered and attended.

Meeting time/location:

Chapter meetings are private and for members only. But, Delta Sigma Theta hosts a variety of programs and events throughout the year for the public.

Social Media:

Delta Sigma Theta Facebook Page

Delta Sigma Theta Instagram Profile

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