To ensure necessary inclusion and diversity within all sectors of the PennDesign community, including governance, administration, faculty, curriculum, admission, student affairs, recruitment, retention, and outreach. To foster communication and networking among minority students, alumni, faculty, and staff. To provide a mechanism of encouragement and support for current PennDesign students. To raise awareness on issues disproportionately affecting minorities within the design profession and the greater community. To act as a key advisor to the university on policies and procedures that will positively impact the experience at PennDesign.
In a culture of erudition, the Black Student Alliance hopes to create a community of socially conscious design professionals that in the future will be inspired research, create, plan, and preserve valuable built environments and communities.