The Black Resource Center seeks to connect Black identified students not only to the varied supportive resources USF offers but to opportunities on and off campus that promote Scholarship, fosters Leadership development, and cultivates meaningful and impactful Community Engagement. Below please find a few of the campus resources that you can leverage as you navigate your USF experience.
The Kijiji Project seeks to enhance the educational and social experience of Black identified students at the University by connecting new students with thriving returning students to foster healthy and genuine relationships. If interested, please sign up.
Mental Health Ambassadors Program is here!
Five new volunteers have joined the BRC through the Mental Health Ambassadors (MHA) program. The Mental Health Ambassadors program was created to help USF's Black identified students increase peer support around mental health and wellbeing. MHAs are graduate and undergraduate student allies of the Black Resource Center. Under the direction of Dr. Dominique Broussard (CAPS Liaison and MRLLC Director) and Brittany Crawford (CAPS Predoctoral Intern), these student ambassadors are trained to provide students with accurate information about mental health services on campus; increase students’ mental health literacy; and reduce stigma associated with mental disorders and mental health problems. Be on the lookout for upcoming events and drop in hours with the new MHAs.
The BASE (Black Achievement Success and Engagement) Economic Hardship Fund is available to USF undergraduate and graduate students who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses due to a temporary financial hardship that may jeopardize their health, safety, academic performance and/or ability to stay enrolled at USF. Funds may be used for such necessities as rent, tuition, transportation home, etc. These funds are not intended to be used for routine expenses nor as a consistent supplement to fund the student’s education. Funds cannot be used for drugs, alcohol, or any other unintended use besides the item(s) requested. If approved, all funds must be utilized in the manner originally agreed upon by the applicant and review committee.
1. The applicant must be currently enrolled in the term of request (undergraduate or graduate) at the University of San Francisco and have a temporary economic hardship.
2. Other possible resources such as financial aid through USF or federal means must have been considered and determined to be not available or insufficient.
3. The applicant must be able to provide sufficient evidence or documentation of economic hardship.
- Black Scholars Program
- Honors College
- African Studies Minor
- African American Studies Minor
- Critical Diversity Studies Major
- Financial Wellness Resources
- Workshop Series
- Navigating Financial Stress - 3/10/21 from 3-4pm PST
- Good Tidings Foundation - Small Business Grants
- Kiva - Small Business Loans
Jobs and Internships
- Amazon - Non-Tech Internship Program (Undergraduate only)
- Amazon MBA/Mater's Level Internship Opportunities (Graduate only)
- American Express Discovery Program
- American Express Summer Internships
- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute
- Health Career Connections Summer Internship
- Internships at Genetech (Biotech Industry)
- NOAD - Association for Orientation, Transition, Retention in Higher Education Internship Program
- Salesforce Talent Alliance
- T. Howard Foundation
- USF Career Services
- USF Jobs
- USF Website
- Career One Stop
- Elevate Tutoring Scholarship Program
- KPMG Women Leadership Program
- Healthline Scholarship
- Scholarship America
- Unigo search engine
- Ethnicity Specific Scholarships
- Associated Students of USF/Senate
- Career Services Center
- Center for Global Education/Study Abroad
- Graduate Student Senate
- Magis Emerging Leadership Program
- Student Leadership Conference
- Student Housing and Residential Education
Living Learning Communities
- Black Living Learning Community
- Esther Madriz Diversity Scholars
- Martin-Baro Scholars Program
- Erasmus Community
- St. Ignatius Institute
- Gender Inclusive Housing
- Cultural Centers
- Black Community Council (BCC) - Faculty/Staff
- 1st Generation (1G)/Muscat Scholars Program
- PACT - Undergrad.
- Undergraduate Student Organizations
- Alpha Kappa Alpha
- Alpha Phi Alpha
- African Students Association
- Black Student Union
- Black Nursing Student Association
- Black Business Association
- Black Rainbow Party
- Brother Connection
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
- Sister Connection
- Graduate Student Organizations