The Black Academy

Black Academy was implemented for the first time on the UCSC campus September 2016. This FREE program is designed to support and guide students in their transition to the university, as well as provide a general introduction to the people and resources that will help new students flourish.  In addition, we have fun social programs included that will bring you all closer to each other.
We welcome applications from both Frosh and Transfer students!

Black Academy (September 11-September 16, 2021) will include:

  • Student panels enabling you to ask questions of student leaders

  • Academic and personal success workshops

  • Introduction to pertinent campus resources

  • Team and community-building opportunities

  • Virtual tours of UCSC

  • Introduction to AARCC professional staff and student staff

  • Opportunity to build life-long relationships with other Academy participants

The application to apply for Black Academy 2021 can be found here: 
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our staff member Shannel Joseph, Interim ABC Retention Specialist,
You can also follow Black Academy's Instagram page!