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Black Alumni Council

The Black Alumni Council and BASF Board are committed to increasing the campus diversity through higher enrollments of Black students at UC San Diego. We believe that more Black graduates on a sustained basis over time will help transform society and improve social justice in the wider San Diego community or wherever our graduates reside.

To achieve these goals, larger scholarships will need to be offered to a greater number of admitted, but not-yet-committed, applicants.

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Submit your information to the UC San Diego Black Alumni Council to join our organization. You'll get updates on our events and learn about all the exciting things that Black Tritons are planning.

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Join Tritons Connect, our online professional network designed just for you. Log in today to expand your network, grow personally and professionally–and empower the next generation of Tritons. Once you’re in, look for the Advancing Equity Group to follow along with BAC happenings. Join the council on Tritons Connect



Nyrice Grayson '17

BASF Chair

Ed Spriggs '70

Staff Liaison

Anneke Garretson

Director, Alumni Engagement

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Scholarship and Diversity

BAC-BASF initiated a new campaign to increase the BASF endowment, in collaboration with the UC San Diego Black Academic Excellence Initiative and The San Diego Foundation.

Alumni and friends interested in supporting this diversity initiative are invited to make a gift to The San Diego Foundation for the Black Alumni Scholarship Fund. Learn more at the links below!

Start a New Fund

Start a donor-advised fund that will impact the lives of Black students, faculty and staff at UC San Diego. Please contact Danielle Valenciano, The San Diego Foundation Director of Scholarships at (619) 235-2300, or If you have questions about supporting the Black Academic Excellence Initiative, contact UC San Diego Director of Development John Duca at (858) 534-8305 or

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