Welcome to the Black Unity Center

The Black Unity Center started as one of six Black Student Union Demands developed in 2015. This serves as a space for student engagement and achievement! The vision of the Center is to advance educational equity for students of African descent by serving as a unifying force for many efforts to ensure the highest potential for and self-determination by students, using an Afrocentric paradigm. UBUNTU! 

Mission Statement :
The mission of the Center is to provide Black students, through cross-campus community collaborations and an intersectional, African-centered environment, with transformative, impactful and socially conscious programs that allow them to grow academically, interpersonally, culturally and professionally, in order to advance their recruitment, matriculation, retention and graduation.

Services We Offer 

  • Resource Referral (Mental Health, Financial Assistance, Etc)
  • Academic Advising
  • Community Roundtables
  • Financial Aid Literacy Appointments
  • Graduation Support 
  • Student Clubs & Orgs Connections
  • Snacks

Where to Find Us

Location: The Village at Centennial Square, Building C, Suite 142
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm. 
Phone: (415) 405-4442
Email: blackunitycenter@sfsu.edu
Instagram: BlackUnitySFSU

Virtual Tour Down Below: 

Upcoming Events

[HPW] Raffle of the Month | Black Health Matters | Sleep Hygiene 
Come to the Black Unity Center and get a bag of goods to help improve your sleep! You may also get drawn into a raffle to win a Sunset Lamp! 

Treasure Chest Tuesday  - Tuesdays 
Date: Tuesdays, 
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm PST  
Location: Virtual, In Person 
RSVP at: bit.ly/TCTschedule 
Event Description: Schedule an appointment with Jimmie Wilder to get a closer and better understanding of your Financial Aid, FAFSA & support towards Graduation! 

Walk-In - Drop-In - Check-In - Wednesdays 
Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Location: Black Unity Center, Office C/D
Event Description: Walk-In, Drop-In, and Check-in with Dalyce Brown about academic advising, community connection, and job and internship search support!


Are you looking to begin your journey here at SF State?

Book a meeting or email Dalyce if you seek unique information regarding areas such as Black campus life, academics, student services, and questions regarding:

  • Admissions requirements
  • Cal State Apply application process
  • Pre-admissions transcript evaluations 

First Steps: 

Sign UpCal State Apply Workshops (Spring 2024)



  • ASSIST website - California Schools
  • Articulation website - Non-Californian Schools 
  • Transfer Application Checklist
  • Application Fee Waiver Checklist
  • Lower Divison:Basic Requirements 
    • Attended a college or university after high school graduation
    • Have not yet earned 60 transferable units
    • Graduation from high school (diploma or GED)
      • Achievement of specified GPA in A-G courses:

        • 2.50 or greater for California residents or graduates of a California high school
        • 3.00 or greater for Non-California residents or graduates of a high school outside of California
      • Good standing at the last college or university attended
      • Completion, with a grade of C- or better, of a course in:
      • Written Communication (GE Area A2)
      •  Mathematics or quantitative reasoning (GE Area B4)
  • Upper Divison: Basic Requirements: See Lower Divison 
    • Complete 60 or more transferable semester units/ at least 60 transferable semester (90 quarter) units
    • Complete General Education requirements;
      •  30 semester (45 quarter) units of CSU General Education (GE) courses: Four basic skills courses (Golden 4) must be completed with a grade of C- or better

      • Oral Communication (Area A1): public speaking course
        Written Communication (Area A2): English composition course
        Critical Thinking (Area A3): logic or critical thinking course (Engineering majors exempt from critical thinking) 
        Quantitative Reasoning (Area B4): math course

Master's & Grad Students:

International:Prospective students interested in applying to SF State may email world@sfsu.edu and visit: https://oip.sfsu.edu/future


Click Here: Schedule a meeting
Email: dalycebrown@sfsu.edu


Black Excellence Scholarship 

On-Campus Scholarships for Spring 24

Off-Campus/Alternative Scholarships 

Financial Aid Literacy & Graduation Support

Schedule an appointment with Jimmie Wilder to get a closer and better understanding of your Financial Aid, FAFSA & support towards Graduation

Treasure Chest Tuesday
Tuesdays, 10:00 am-3:00 pm PST
Location: Virtual, In Person

Appointment Here: https://calendly.com/jwilder1/treasurechest?month=2024-04




Looking for Community? SF State has tons of Black student clubs and organizations to choose from! Find your tribe!

Start Here: The Black Chat (GroupMe)

Sorority/Fraternity Life 

Divine 9/NPHC

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Zeta Phi Beta
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Iota Phi Theta

Community-Based Organizations 

  • Black to the Future Form
  • Family Support & Advocacy
  • Workforce Development
  • Education
  • Violence Prevention
  • Mental Health & Wellness
  • Alkeme
    An organization centering the Black experience with content, tools and resources tuned for our joy, our history, and our growth.
  • Black Women’s Health Imperative
    Organization advancing health equity and social justice for Black women through policy, advocacy, education, research and leadership development.
  • Brother, You’re on My Mind 
    An initiative launched by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and NIMHD to raise awareness of the mental health challenges associated with depression and stress that affect Black men and families. Website offers an online toolkit that provides Omega Psi Phi Fraternity chapters with the materials needed to educate fellow fraternity brothers and community members on depression and stress in Black men.


Off-Campus Mental Health Services & Resources

  • Inclusive Therapist
    ( Reduced Fee Teletherapy) 
  • The Steve Fund
    A organization focused on supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color.
  • Black Men Heal
    Limited and selective free mental health service opportunities for Black men. 
  • Therapy for Black Girls:
    An online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. Offers listing of mental health professionals across the country who provide high quality, culturally competent services to Black women and girls, an informational podcast and an online support community.
  • Melanin and Mental Health
    Connects individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of Black & Latinx/Hispanic communities. Promotes the growth and healing of diverse communities through its website, online directory and events.
  • Black Mental Health Alliance - (410) 338-2642 
    Provides information and resources and a “Find a Therapist” locator to connect with a culturally competent mental health professional. 
  • Therapists of Color
  • Loveland Foundation Therapy Fund
    With the barriers affecting access to treatment by members of diverse ethnic and racial groups, the Loveland Therapy Fund provides financial assistance to Black women and girls seeking therapy nationally.
  • Family Paths
    (Formerly Parental Stress Service) A non-profit organization of mental health professionals and dedicated volunteers that provides a number of mental health and supportive services to low income, multi-stressed individuals and families in Alameda County of the San Francisco Bay Area. Services include a 24-hour Parent Support Hotline, a Foster Parent Advice Line, CalWORKs Case Management, Positive Parenting Classes, and Family Yoga. They also provide counseling for children, adolescents, adults and families.


On Campus: Wellness Coach & CARES Well-Being Case Manager - Kenya Sullivan 

We're all about caring for our mental health at the Black Unity Center. Kenya Sullivan's got your back and is here to discuss any life challenges or community issues weighing you down. He focuses on assisting students in reducing distress levels and addressing concerning behaviors to provide support and reduce barriers to student success. 

Location: Zoom



Spring 2024 Career & Internship Fair
 Thursday, March 7thTIME: 12pm - 3pm
LOCATION: Mashouf Wellness Center, MAC Gym

Office of Financial Aid: *Graduate Students Only
Currently hiring (1) Graduate Student Assistant to work part-time with $20/hour compensation. Previous Financial Aid experience is not required. We encourage you to apply through Handshake by searching,  "Graduate Student Assistant, Financial Aid."
Position: Graduate Student Assistant, Financial Aid Job #8721620
Pay: $20/hr
Location: One Stop, Student Services Building



Improve Your Tomorrow - 
Are you ready to be a superhero for young men & women of color in your community, the nation, and beyond? If so, we're seeking awesome mentors who share our values of teamwork, character, service, and liberation. This epic opportunity Includes a year-long paid fellowship for college students and early-career pros of any gender. Let's start a movement!

Bi-Weekly Stipend
$680 = 20 hours per week
$850 = 25 hours per week
$1,360 = 40 hours per week

Learn More: 


Find More Jobs:
Currently Hiring 
UCSF CFAR Scholars Program Internship  
HYPER REU program Internship
Small Business Coordinator
University Instructors,  Elementary Teachers (K-8), Special Education Teachers (K-12), Middle School Science Teachers, High School English Teachers
Summer Camps 
And More!
Apply Here: https://career.sfsu.edu/hot-jobs


In the Black: Open MIC 
March 24th, 2024
Location: 1567 Fillmore ST, San Francisco 
Time: 6:30 - 9pm






Graduation This Semester?

Congratulations on your achievements! Join us for the Black Grad/Jabulani celebration, where we'll honor your hard work and resilience.

 Sign up here: Link to sign up form.

Date: MAY 23RD, 2024 | Time: 5:30 (Doors Open at 4:00) Location: Main Gym 

Black Unity Team


Bucket Manyweather, Interim Director 

Dalyce Brown, Outreach & Recruitment Specialist