BFSA Mission

Black Faculty and Staff Association's mission is to contribute to the betterment of the University of Alabama by serving as an advocate for educational equity, with emphasis on African-American students, and the professional needs of its members. The organization shall promote and provide opportunities for networking among individuals and groups to articulate mutual concerns and advance educational opportunity.

To this end the BFSA will:

  • Address issues related to the recruitment of full-time African-American faculty and staff, with particular emphasis on undergraduate programs
  • Actively serve as helpers, mentors, and role models for students
  • Promote unity and communication among members
  • Seek ways to provide input into the planning and implementation of both curricular and extracurricular offerings on campus, especially as these impact African-American students
  • Address issues of retention and graduation of African-Americans
  • Affiliate with other African-American organizations
  • Find ways to encourage research and scholarship