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Black Alumni Society

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Members of the Black Alumni Society pose for a photo at BASFest.

The Black Alumni Society (BAS) was formed to develop a community of African American NC State graduates who support each other, current African American students and their alma mater through programming, events and fundraising.

Our goals:

  • Promote the growth, progress and welfare of alumni and students of African descent at NC State
  • Connect Black alumni to one another and their alma mater
  • Provide outreach, information and services to alumni, students, faculty and staff
  • Develop chapters of the Black Alumni Society in other locations across the country
  • Increase the number of undergraduate and graduate scholarships for African American students
  • Increase the Black Alumni Society financial contributions to the African American Cultural Center
  • Support the membership efforts of the NC State Alumni Association
Members of the Black Alumni Society pose for a photo at BASFest.

Learn more:

The Black Alumni Society is supported by membership. Membership benefits include quarterly issues of NC State magazine, networking opportunities, career coaching and more.

Toni “Mama” Thorpe, former program coordinator of the African American Cultural Center, would lead with the phrase: “I am because you are.” For Courtney Simpson ’05, ’08, that message pushed her to maintain community and tradition as a member of the NC State Black Alumni Society.

Social media:
Learn more by joining us on Facebook and Twitter.

BAS Homecoming Finale 2019
BASFest 2019
BAS Karaoke for Culture 2019
BAS Innovations and Libations 2019
BAS Gala 2019

Questions? Contact the Engagement Team at