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Black Business Student Association

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Black Business Student Association (BBSA) is organized and focused on bringing together the past, resent, and future Darden African-American and African Diaspora communities. In that vein BBSA develops programs that promote academic excellence, provide safe environments for the discussion of issues around race and culture, support professional development, offer a forum for social activities, and opportunities for participation in community service. The club also communicates and supports relevant initiatives of key offices and organizations within the Darden Enterprise such as the Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion and Admissions.


Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.

Contact Us

[email protected].virginia.edu

  • Events

    BBSA hosts a variety of social and professional events throughout the year. Below
    is a sample of programming you can expect from our club:

    • Black Business Experience Week
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
    • BBSA Retreat
    • Collaborator for the Darden Diversity Conference
    • Brunches, Happy Hours, and Game Nights
    • Community Service Events
    • Corporate Networking Events and Workshops with partners like Google, JP Morgan Chase, Accenture, Amazon, EY-Parthenon, Liberty Mutual, Wayfair and Microsoft
  • Leadership Team

    We welcome prospective students to reach out to members of our leadership team to learn more about BBSA.

    • President: Emily Kelly 
    • Executive Vice President - Jesse Wilkinson
    • VP of Finance - Rachel Barnes
    • VP of Corporate Relations - Liana Abbott
    • VP of Marketing and Communications - Stephen Mann
    • VP of Events - Rotimi Ogunbiyi
    • VP of Careers and Education- Daniel Osagie
    • VP of Admissions and Alumni - Sarah Getachew
  • Black Students at Darden Webinar