B.L.A.C.K. Student Success Services

B.L.A.C.K. Student Success Program

The Building Lasting African Culture and Knowledge (B.L.A.C.K.) Student Success Program supports Black students during the enrollment, retention and completion of their education at Oakton. The B.L.A.C.K. Student Success Program provides educational experiences and programs to address the needs and concerns of Black students in higher education. 

B.L.A.C.K. Student Program offers numerous opportunities to:

  • Participate in cultural acknowledgment and celebrations.
  • Engage in critical conversations.
  • Access financial resources.
  • Acquire mentorship.
  • Receive equity, diversity and inclusion leadership training.
  • Join the B.L.A.C.K. Student Union (BSU) Organization.

B.L.A.C.K. Student Union

B.L.A.C.K. Student Union (BSU) is an Oakton club that works closely with the B.L.A.C.K. Student Success Program to support all Black students at Oakton. BSU helps students find and utilize resources on campus, fosters belonging and is a hub centering on Black thought and ideas through critical conversations, 365 celebrations, mentoring, community engagement, equity advocate training, and conference attendance and presentations.

Get Involved!

Fill out the membership form if you are interested in joining the B.L.A.C.K. Student Success program and/or the Black Student Union.

Fill out the B.L.A.C.K. Student Success Membership Form

For more information, contact Danielle Terry, Equity Coordinator for the B.L.A.C.K. Student Success Program at dterry@oakton.edu

Danielle Terry
"Your Oakton experience is about more than going to class. The Office of Student Life and Campus Inclusion will help students find mentors, build strong relationships with faculty, staff, and peers, and will help students connect to campus resources. Building social and cultural capital are some of the skills B.L.A.C.K. Student Success Program participants benefit from.”

Danielle Terry

Equity Coordinator for BLACK Student Success

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