AASSC Group of Students at Diaz Compean Student Union
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Supporting and empowering Black students at SJSU

The Black Leadership and Opportunity Center is the hub for Black student life at SJSU. We provide cultural programming, professional development and academic initiatives that promote community building and overall student success.

What We Do

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Our Services

From Peer Mentoring to Career Advising, see what we can do for you.

Student at the African American College Readiness Summit

Events & Programs

Don’t miss out on workshops, mixers, cultural programs…and more!

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Get Involved

There is more to college than attending class. Join a student organization or attend an event and meet new people.

Get the resources you need to succeed

Check out our extensive list of campus and community resources, including cultural organizations, immigrant resources, health care organizations, civil rights groups, and community centers and family resources.

Program Director Jahmal Williams at the AABSSC.

Study! Kick it! Connect!

The Black Leadership and Opportunity Center (The BLOC) is located in the Diaz Compean Student Union on the first floor in room 1360 (across the atrium from the Bookstore). The BLOC is open to all students regardless of race, color or national origin. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter for on-the-go updates.

Contact Us

Steps to take to donate

Make a Gift to the Black Leadership and Opportunity Center (The BLOC)

Give today to the Black Leadership and Opportunity Center! With your gift, the BLOC can expand the opportunities and experiences we provide to support Black Student Success here at SJSU. General donations will support programs, services, and resources that amplify the Black/African American community.