• Black Graduate and Professional Student Assembly

    A student organization at the University of Pennsylvania committed to enhancing the quality of life for Black graduate and professional students and facilitating dialogue across the different graduate and professional constituencies.
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BGAPSA takes the Pyramid Club!

Decades ago, Black figures, thinkers, orators, and writers gathered to share a drink as the sounds of music and politics lulled the busy Philadelphia air into silence. In the throes of unrest and progress, Langston Hughes, Marion Anderson, and Mary Mcleod Bethune were just a few of many influencers to congregate amidst the high ceilings and extravagant … Continue reading

Women's History Month

Events, events, events!

The beauty of Black History Month brings us right into the heart of Women’s History Month with events for all! But first, a quick announcement: The deadline to buy your BGAPSA t-shirt has been extended to WEDNESDAY (3/16) by 11:59pm. If you forgot to place an order, now’s your chance! They are just $10. Click … Continue reading

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It’s Time for 2016 E-Board Elections!

Our moment, Your Move The Black student voice at Penn not only encourages equity on campus, but unites us in our shared responsibility to bring our community together, develop solutions to improve the student experience and ultimately create opportunities, strengthening the BGAPSA body. If this hits home for you in more ways than one, then we … Continue reading


A Word on the Flint Water Crisis

But what about the children? The families? The people of this small town? At our General Body Meeting this past Tuesday (2/16), BGAPSA members and allies gathered to process the tragedy of the Flint Water Crisis. The toxic water moving through the pipes of Flint, Michigan and into the homes of its residents continues to … Continue reading


Another Busy Week in Black History Month!

It’s the last week of Black History Month so check out these incredible events happening near you! Tuesday, February 23 at 4 PM, Makuu will host Diversi-Tea: Conversations with Campus Leaders on the 2nd Floor of Van Pelt–Dietrich Library with Dr. Brian Peterson. Tea and cookies will be served. Wednesday, February 24 at 7 pm … Continue reading


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