Black Students Association

The mission of the Black Students Association is to foster the success and development of the African American student body by creating a community that develops cultural identity and encourages inclusion while upholding Christian morals and policies of Abilene Christian University.

In 1996 Essence of Ebony was founded by a group of concerned students who felt ACU needed more cultural organizations represented on campus. These students wanted to celebrate the African American culture through a black history program.

The organization evolved into something bigger than a program. Today, Essence of Ebony is now the Black Students Association (BSA) and is an official Abilene Christian University student organization under the Office of Multicultural Enrichment (OME).

BSA is a community that serves its diverse members, from all parts of the student body, with Christian values and service.

Who We Are
We are an organization that is predominantly made of black students, BSA is open to all ACU students. Its members are diverse in ethnicity, majors, and hobbies.


Ryan Randolph
Dr. Doug Foster
Dr. Stephanie Hamm
Anthony Williams

Annual Events:

Skate Night
Homecoming Dance
Talent show
Black History Month

For more information, please visit our website

Signature Events

Learn more about the signature events that we host weekly throughout the year!

Black History Production Tickets

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