February 16, 2023
K-State hosts 2023 Big 12 Conference on Black Student Government
Kansas State University will host the 46th annual Big 12 Conference on Black Student Government Feb. 16-19. The theme is "Health, Wealth, and Knowledge of Self." K-State last hosted the conference in 2013.
The conference is student-led by the K-State Black Student Union, which has won Most Outstanding BSU 13 out of the last 15 years. The students have worked tirelessly since COVID-19 to finally be able to host the conference in person at K-State. I am proud of all the resiliency our students have shown through the postponement and rescheduling of the conference.
The purpose of this conference is to gather a body of student leaders each academic year to continue to promote Black culture, leadership, positive self-efficacy, political power and awareness, and goodwill of the student body and Black community on the campus of each member institution.
The conference will include two keynote presentations, which are are open to the public and will also be streamed virtually.
- 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17: Kevin Richardson.
- 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18: Tamika Mallory.
The conference will host more than 550 student members of Black Student Governments from various institutions in the Big 12 Conference, as well as additional institutions such as Wichita State University, Missouri State University, Drake University and several others. This body of student leaders assembles each academic year to continue to promote Black culture, leadership, positive self-efficacy, political power and awareness, and goodwill of the student body and Black community on the campus of each member institution.
A special thank you to Brandon Clark, advisor to BSU, for his dedication to leading this outstanding group of student leaders, and thank you to the Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs staff for their assistance with the conference.
For more conference information, visit the website at k-state.edu/bsu-bigxii/.
Diversity Multicultural Student Affairs