Founded in 1976 by Rev. Dr. Thomas Kilgore Jr., the USC Black Alumni Association (BAA) is a leadership network established to strengthen the legacy of educational attainment and excellence of USC’s Black students. The BAA provides scholarship assistance, career mentoring and cultural advocacy through alumni networking, volunteer involvement, philanthropy and social enterprise.
The primary objective of the BAA is to enable the most ethnically diverse and inclusive experience for USC students, alumni and supporters through leadership, networking and shared values—and to honor the rich legacy, contributions and participation of Black Trojans in the university and alumni communities.
The BAA executive director and advisory council provide governance for the alumni organization’s mission, partnerships and financial decisions.
BAA Scholars are represented in 100% of USC schools, including the university’s graduate and professional programs.