Black Student Resource Center

The Black Student Resource Center (BSRC) provides support services to black students at all levels of recruitment, retention and graduation. The BSRC provides regular opportunities for the black community -- prospective and current students, parents, student organizations, faculty, staff and alumni -- to develop relationships, and to gather and share successes and challenges. The BSRC also specifically offers support services to black students who are the first generation to college, income-eligible (as determined by federal TRiO guidelines), and/or who have been diagnosed with a documented disability through the Disability Resource Center at USD.

The BSRC coordinates with other USD offices to ensure that effective strategic short-range and long-range planning goals are constructed and achieved for black students on campus. The BSRC services include an orientation to USD and its services, peer mentoring, leadership development through the BSRC Ambassador program, community building, academic support, educational and cultural workshops, collaboration with the preceptorial program, Living Learning Communities (LLCs), academic advising and the Black Graduate Recognition Ceremony.

The Black Student Resource Center is located in the Hahn University Center (UC), Room 113. For more information contact Ashley Barton, EdD at