The Black Graduate Association (BGSA) is an organization dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence and social awareness with respect to minority graduate students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The BGSA serves as a support organization for fellow graduate students while seeking to promote the professional and scholarly interests and needs of its members through a variety of activities.

Most importantly, the BGSA provides a meeting ground and a forum for the exchange of ideas and the development of enduring networks while drawing upon the expertise of faculty and staff to help fulfill these needs.