Academic Societies and Organizations

The AARCC proudly assists students in enriching their academic experience by becoming involved in societies and organizations that are specific to and promote their fields of interest. In addition to preparing students for academic excellence, these societies and organizations serve as opportunities for UCSC students to collaborate with other brilliant young African American students and emerge as leaders in their community.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

NSBE, with more than 29,900 members, is one of the largest student-governed organizations in the country. Founded in 1975, NSBE now includes more than 394 College, Pre-College, and Technical Professional/Alumni chapters in the United States and abroad.

For more information on the UCSC chapter, visit or email You can also contact President Caree Carson,

Black Science Network (BSN)

BSN devotes itself to increasing and promoting opportunities for students in the fields of natural and physical sciences and health-related majors. For more information, visit

National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)

NABA supports black students interested in careers in finance and accounting with conferences and chapters in six regions of the U.S. that serve as opportunities for students to excel within their field of interest. For more information on the San Francisco Bay Area chapter, visit