Celebration to mark opening of Brock’s Black Student Success Centre Thursday

A new space dedicated to advancing and celebrating the achievements of Brock’s Black, African and Caribbean students is set to open its doors this week.

Located off Market Hall in TH 131, the University’s Black Student Success Centre (BSSC) strives to support the academic, personal and professional growth and development of Brock’s Black students.

The Brock community is invited to visit the space to learn more about its programming and meet its staff during a grand opening event Thursday, Oct. 26 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

The BSSC aims to strengthen connections between Black students, faculty, staff and alumni, while supporting academic excellence, wellness, leadership development and positive community impact, both on and off campus.

Part of Brock’s ongoing commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive environment for all, the centre is rooted in the Scarborough Charter’s guiding principles, which promote Black flourishing, inclusive excellence, mutuality and accountability.

In 2021, Brock University joined nearly 50 other universities and colleges across Canada in signing the Charter, which identifies key barriers to Black inclusion and approaches to responding to them.

As a signatory to the Charter, Brock has committed to meaningful action to address anti-Black racism and promote Black flourishing in Canadian higher education. The BSSC along with the University’s commitment to increasing faculty and professional librarian diversity through the hiring of 12 Black scholars are among the steps the University has since taken as part of this important work.

For more information on the Black Student Success Centre, visit the BSSC website.

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