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Black Recruitment & Orientation Committee (BROC)

The Black Recruitment and Orientation Committee (BROC) is a team of students who work with the Black Community Services Center to welcome the new class of Black students. Established in 1976 as the first community orientation committee, BROC was formed with the aim of recruiting and attracting more Black students to attend Stanford, all while fostering an inclusive, tight-knit Black community. The success and devotion of BROC leaders laid the foundation for the other orientation committees and we are grateful to be part of this significant and historic program at Stanford. BROC's work is rooted in curating intentional spaces for the Black collective at Stanford to welcome, fellowship and build community amongst each other.

We are incredibly busy organizing a variety of events that will help you get to know your fellow classmates, learn more about Stanford, and gain valuable insight from current students, faculty, staff, and alumni. 

Speaking of fun events to look forward to, would you like to be paired with an upper-class student to help you transition to life at Stanford? Would you like to mentor a first-year student and pass down knowledge that will help them better navigate being a Black student at Stanford? If the answer is yes, make sure to sign up for Big Sib/Lil’ Sib! This is one of our most precious traditions and we would love for you all to participate. If you are an incoming frosh, click here fill out the Lil’ Sib form by September 21st.  Big Sib form coming soon for continuing students!

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the 2022-2023 BROC Co-Coordinators (Taylor Powell, Ruby Onsongo, and Simon Harper) at


Black and Queer at Stanford (BlaQS)

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Black and Queer at Stanford (BlaQS) is a support organization dedicated to the affirmation and advancement of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and queer-identified Black students, faculty and staff at Stanford University.

Black Men's Forum (BMF)

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The Black Men's Forum is an organization started in recognition of a need for an inclusive, meaningful and structured network of Black male students on Stanford's campus. The goal is to establish and foster a sense of unity, strength,and love among Black males and to direct it towards uplifting the community at large. It also aims to foster positive relationships for black men with others, to develop and highlight the leadership of black men in their communities, and to engage and affect the lives of others beyond the boundaries of Stanford's campus. Through the implementation of community service efforts, the BMF seeks to insure that the strengths, talents and experiences of Stanford black men are reinvested back into the community. Lastly, it seeks to both provide for the professional, academic and personal success of black men at Stanford and to intellectually engage the broad range of issues facing black men and boys.

The Black Feminist Collective

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The Black Femme Collective is a social awareness, service and support organization dedicated to the affirmation and advancement of those struggling to eliminate racial, [hetero]sexual, gender and class oppressions. By increasing social support and political awareness of the issues surrounding these intersections both on and off campus, BFC seeks to enrich the cultural and intellectual diversity of the larger Stanford community while working toward social justice.

First-Generation and/or Low-Income Partnership (FLIP)

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FLIP is an undergraduate student group committed to being a resource and community for students who identofy as first generation and/or low income. FLIP's mission is to raise awareness about class issues, build a first generation and/or low income community that transcends all barriers, foster an open and resepectful campus environment, engage in cross-class dialogue, advocate on behalf of the community, and empower first generation and/or low income stidents at Stanford. Throught the year, we hold events such as open students dialogues, faculty lunches and community forums to support the mission.