The United Black Student Unions of California has a 46 year history of providing leadership and motivational activities for high school students in Northern, Central, and Southern California regions. High school Black Student Unions send student delegations to highlight their BSUs progress in learning about college admission, political and social trends, networking, and personal, academic, and character development.
Started in Southern California in 1973, the organization joins Black Student Union clubs around the state in local regional and state-wide activities. The goals of the UBSUC are to cultivate leadership, to encourage young adults to make meaningful contributions to the world, and to aid these students in preparing for college and careers. Each region holds a Regional Conference or a series of area-wide activities where the delegates come together for a statewide convention each spring. The conventions are held at hotels in the sponsoring region. They begin with a cultural activity on Friday night, continue with college campus visits, workshops a delegate assembly and scholarship banquet on Saturday and conclude with installation of officers and a Rites of Passage Celebration for graduating seniors on Sunday.
The UBSUC is governed by a Constitution and By-Laws. A Creed has been adopted and the organization has garnered proclamations and commendations from assembly-members, mayors and other state and local officials. The Organization is run by an Executive board composed of Adult and Student Officers. Currently the existing adult board boasts over 112 years of combined service to the students in the Union.
In March of 2020, the Convention moves to the Torrance Marriott for a three day assembly. Included in the activities will be a day on local university campus yet to be determined where students will be greeted a university official, work with college students, and end with a campus tour. Workshops and the delegate assembly will be held on the campus.
Santa Monica High School’s BSU has participated in the UBSUC for five years. The current Student Body President at Samohi currently serves as the 1st Vice President of the UBSUC State Student Board.
Meet the Advisors
Karen Bass Roundtable
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Southern Region Adult Advisory Board
Club membership is paid by each school club to join the UBSUC. Club membership fees go towards scholarships specifically for that region. Membership paid by November 18, 2019, is $35. Memberships paid on or after November 19, 2019, is $50.
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Congratulations to the newly elected
Youth Advisory Board Officers
President: Denim Nance - Hamilton High School
1st Vice President - Madison Jacquette - Compton Early College High School
2nd Vice President: William Boyd - Buena High School
Secretary: Jayla Walker - Hamilton High School
Treasurer: Madisyn Gaither - Hamilton High School
Parliamentarian: Cameron Wilson - Hamilton High School
Sergeant at Arms: Fisher Thomas - Hamilton High School
SOUTHERN REGION COOKOUT
2019 UBSUC Southern Regional Conference at UCSB
The Southern Regional Conference is set for November 14, 2020 from 9:00am to 3:30pm. This will be a day full of great information and bonding as well as an opportunity for students to run for positions on the Southern Region UBSUC Youth Advisory Board. The registration fee, which will also counts for regional dues, is only $35 per school. Registration for the conference begins November 1. Also students running for advisory board positions must have their nomination form and video submitted by November 10.
Upcoming Events in Southern Region
Southern Region Club Membership
Please Note: Regional Conference registration or Southern Region Roundtable or club fees by school check, cashier's check, or money order, please submit your payment to:
P.O. Box 35033
Los Angeles, CA 90035