Mission Statement

BSFO strives to maintain a network of communication amongst Black employees at UCOP, specifically promoting an environment that supports the well-being, enrichment, and professional development of the Office of the President’s Black staff and faculty.


  • Foster and strengthen relationships amongst Black staff and faculty within UCOP, surrounding campuses, and local communities
  • Sponsor cultural, educational, and celebratory programming throughout the year
  • Partner with UCOP affinity groups and other entities (i.e. campus BSFO chapters, other UC groups with aligned missions) to coordinate on programming and address/elevate social justice topics
  • Encourage recruitment, retention, staff advancement, and career opportunities for Black Staff and Faculty


  • Reciting MLK's "I Have a Dream" Speech – January
  • BSFO Student Scholarship Ceremony – February
  • BSFO Black History Month – February
  • BSFO Juneteenth Week - June
  • BSFO Student Scholarship Fundraiser September - December
  • BSFO Health Wellness Week – October