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 (peer mentorship)

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.

Economic Hardship Fund 

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.

Eligibility Requirements:
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.


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