Black Affairs Council (BAC)

Mission Statement

The Black Affairs Council (BAC) of the University of Georgia serves to assist the University in meeting the needs of the Black student body. BAC works to preserve, enhance, examine, and celebrate Black culture at the University of Georgia. To these aims the Black Affairs Council shall encourage cultural diversity, articulate the concerns of Black students, and cultivate relationships with other student organizations and the Athens-Clarke County community. 
Objectives

• Encourage cultural diversity on campus
• Articulate the concerns of Black students
• Be a champion for racial awareness and equality to support other Black student organizations
• Educate others about the African-American culture
• Maintain a relationship with the Athens-Clarke County community

 

Membership

• Approximately 100 active students

 

Programs and Events

• Cafe Soul
• BACyard BBQ
• Unity Ball

 

History

1981 
• Update - Black Student Union changed name to Black Affairs Council

1996
• Trail Blazer - Ms. Monica Cabbler elected Miss Bulldog & Mr. Edwin Kendrick elected Mr. Bulldog at Homecoming


2003
• Presented - 1st Annual Oratorical Contest
• Trail Blazer – led the “100 Man March” from the Tate Student Center to the Arch in demonstration of declining enrollment of black males


2006
• Update - Founded the Freshman Advisory Board to encourage freshmen to create programming and engage with the campus


2008
• Presented - crowned the 1st Mr. & Miss Scholarship Court of Distinction