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Black Recruitment & Orientation Committee (BROC)

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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.

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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

2023-2024 Black Recruitment & Outreach Coordinators

Taylor Powell (She/Her)

Class Year: 2026

Organizations: Women's Community Center, Frosh 101 co-lead, Redwood Council 

Why I joined BROC: I wanted to join BROC because I wanted to ensure that the Black first-year students felt welcomed and valued. I had such a great NSO experience, and I want to pass that down. I’m so excited so work with Stanford’s incoming Black freshmen!

Ruby Onsongo (She/Her)

Class Year: 2024

Organizations: Society of Black Students and Engineers (SBSE), Stanford Undergraduate Materials Society (SUMS), Stanford Biodesign

Why I joined BROC: I joined BROC because I wanted to help create exciting, welcoming programming that helps other students connect with the Black community on campus! I was also interested in learning more about the work that goes into planning these events and help promote them to my peers.