Black Student Leadership Conference

The 2022 Black Student Leadership Conference weekend will take place April 7 to 9.

Conference Details

This year’s theme is Push What's Possible. Attendees will gain knowledge, tools and transferable skills to assist as they navigate their academic, professional and personal lives.

Break Out Sessions will:

  1. Acknowledge and navigate the power dynamics that exist to impede or assist development
  2. Activate and amplify the pride in our selves, community and culture
  3. Build resiliency and provide access to resources in order to achieve success

Keynote Speaker

Felicia Pride, TU Alum ('01) and Award-winning filmmaker. More information about Felicia can be found here.

Conference Schedule

Thursday, Apr. 7

  • Time: 3:30 to 5 p.m.
  • Location: University Union 322
Real-Ish: Post-Graduation Support

Do you find yourself wondering what you’re going to do with your degree once you graduate? Are you prepared for the realities of entering the workforce full time? What if your dream job doesn’t pay six-figures? What is your dream job? Life is getting Real-ish! Please join us for an afternoon of discussing the above questions, advice and development on your resume and interview skills as well as the opportunity to network with TU alum who have been in your shoes and have successfully navigated the “what’s next?”.

Friday, Apr. 8

  • Time: 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Location: West Village Commons Ballrooms
Leadership Development Conference

Workshops will address various topics lending itself to the theme "Push What's Possible".

Time event
11:30 to 12:45 p.m.

Networking Lunch and The Charge

1 to 2 p.m.

Session I

  • Crafting Your Story 
  • The Power of Black Resiliency

2:15 to 3:15 p.m.

Session II

  • Taking the Gender Out of Gender Roles: How Black LGBTQ+ Individuals Conceptualize Masculinity and Femininity
  • Black Mental Health 101 
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Session III

  • Started from the Bottom, Now We’re He...Back at the Bottom 
  • Afrofuturism: Envisioning Black Futures in Higher Education 
4:45 to 5 p.m.


Towson Black Alumni Alliance Summit

The TBAA Summit and Hall of Fame Celebration has been postponed until May.

Sponsors and Partners

The Black Student Leadership Conference is a collaboration between the African American Student Development Program in the Center for Student Diversity and Student Activities, Towson Black Alumni Alliance and Student Success Programs.

For questions or accommodation requests, contact us via email at  or by calling us at 410-704-2051.