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Carleton College Black Student Alliance (BSA)

The Carleton Black Student Alliance is a multi-cultural organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of Black students at Carleton through political action, community action, and social events.

Understanding that the world changes for the better through the determined efforts of concerned people, and that we are strongest when we are united, BSA exists in order to create that unity and foster that change in hopes of furthering the cause of equality. As a student-run organization, BSA is responsible for advocating for the students at Carleton, taking political stands, and creating the sense of community necessary to unite students to work for positive change.

On campus, we strive to meet the needs of the Black community by holding weekly and/or bi-weekly meetings that are pertinent to the lives of Black students on campus and that create a supportive community for all Black students at Carleton. BSA also creates a sense of a safe and active community in order to adequately represent and respond to the Black community. This sense of community must come from both current social activities and from a sense of shared history and culture. Our strength comes from not only the collective struggle of our contemporaries as well as the cumulative struggles of thousands who have sacrificed before us. Let us strive in our efforts so that we may fulfill the dreams of those who struggled before and brighten the futures of those yet to come.



  • Step-It Up and DanceBSA members 2009-2010!

  • We SpeakRobin '13, Shantrice '13 and Elizabeth '13 smile at the Camera during We Speak 2010.

  • Group picture of BSA and AFRISA Members

  • Kipp Academy & BSA Group Photo

  • We SpeakOur officers, Britni '10, Robin '13, Yana '10, Raymond '12 and Chantel '10 open up for the 2010 We Speak performance.

  • We SpeakCarleton Jubilee Singers perform Chester Baldwin "Lord I'm Trusting" for We Speak.

  • Ice Cream SocialBSA members and allies play video games and converse during the ice cream social.

  • Ice Cream SocialLaura '13, Brittney '13, Kenneth '10 and Catrice '11 smile wide for the camera during the ice cream social.

  • We Speak 2011 Poster

  • BSA T-Shirt 2010-2011

  • BSA T-Shirt 2010-2011

  • Ice Cream SocialBSA members playing some pool and goofing around during the ice cream social.