Open Leadership Positions
Leadership Team applications are open now. The Leadership Team is made up of each our committee chairs and select creative team members. Positions and descriptions are below:
Administrative Chair - This chair shall keep track of member attendance at meetings and events, take minutes at committee meetings, organize social events, compile event tracking data.
Hospitality Chair - This chair shall work with the respective director to ensure all hospitality rider needs are met for contracted artists and performers, work with the respective director to coordinate food and transportation, coordinate and lead a team of runners for day of event needs, and coordinate set-up and breakdown of all hospitality items.
Marketing Chair - This chair shall serve as a liaison between the marketing team and the respective committee, assist in the development of marketing plans, coordinate the distribution of marketing materials, contact student organizations and departments on campus that might benefit from knowing about BSA events.
Finance Chair - This chair will shall track of the Black Student Alliance's budget and revenue. In addition, they will work with each respective director by updating them on the budget as well as can provide ideas for how to spend their budget. In addition, this position requires that you be available for Budget Board meetings every Monday from 4-6pm.
Graphic Designer - The Graphic Designer is responsible for all flyers, graphics, and marketing material for the organization.
Web Designer - The Web Design Chair is responsible for the organization and management of BSA's website.
Join a committee
Looking to getting involved with BSA? We have several committees that you can join. Committees are where ideas come to life, so if you have suggestions for events this is the place for you.
Committees meet on a regular basis, time and locations are below. Our committees also come together once a month at our General Body Meetings.
To join a committee email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you’re interested in.
This committee creates event designed to educate the Virginia Tech community about elements of Black culture. Past events include: Black History Month Trivia, An Evening with Valerie Jarrett, and the annual Kwanzaa celebration.
Director: Alyssa Marshall
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This committee hosts the large-scale concerts and comedians that come to Virginia Tech. Past performers include: Big Sean, Gucci Mane, Kevin Hart, Fetty Wap, and the Wild n Out Tour.
Director: Ann-Marie Mingle-Taylor
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This committee puts on events for the community to come together, meet people, and have a good time. Past events include: Skate Night, Activity Hour, Thursday Night Football Tailgate, and the Welcome Back Party.
Director: Zoë Snead
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BLACK EXCELLENCE GALA
This special committee exists every other year to plan that BSA’s biennial Black Excellence Gala. This event is a celebration of excellence in the Black community through academics, athletics, service, and involvement.
Director: TG Mussie
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Frequently asked questions
Do I have to be black to join BSA?
No. We encourage people from all backgrounds to join our organization and participate in our events.
What is the difference between BOC and BSA?
The Black Organizations Council (BOC) serves as an umbrella organization and resource body for Black organizations at Virginia Tech as well as an advocate for the Black community. They serve as a liaison between the Black community, university organizations, and university administration. The Black Student Alliance (BSA) is program board that exists to provide outlets for entertainment and education about Black culture and the Black experience at Virginia Tech.
Do your events cost money?
With the exception of our larger shows, our events have no admission costs. Our funding is provided by the student activity fee and so we do our best to only charge admission when absolutely necessary.
How can my organization partner with BSA on an event?
We have a form that you can fill out here. We'll take a look at the proposal and get back to you.