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Engagement & Community

The Office for Campus Inclusion offers many opportunities for students, faculty, staff and alumni to connect and engage with others who share common experiences.

Student Organizations

The Office for Campus Inclusion supports a number of student organizations that promote diversity and inclusion on campus. Visit the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership to find one that’s right for you.

James Jackson Community of Scholars

The Graduate School and the Office for Campus Inclusion have partnered to cultivate a network of academic and social support to underrepresented and minority graduate students. Named for the first African American to receive a graduate degree at UL Lafayette, the James Jackson Community of Scholars is dedicated to providing support, community and professional development to underrepresented students so that they can thrive in their individual programs of study. To learn more about the James Jackson Community of Scholars, send an email to

Black Faculty & Staff Association

The Black Faculty & Staff Association (BFSA) is an officially recognized University organization established to address and serve the needs and concerns of Black faculty, staff and students on campus. The mission of the BFSA is to promote diversity, equity, fair representation, employment and quality of life on the campus of UL Lafayette.

Christiana Smith Alumni Chapter

The purpose of the Christiana Smith Alumni Chapter of the UL Lafayette Alumni Association is to 1) cultivate interest in, maintain contact with, and promote fellowship among UL Lafayette alumni; and 2) to foster increased interest and understanding of the University among prospective students and community members.

Community Organizations

The Office for Campus Inclusion partners with a number of community organizations to support and cultivate diversity, equity and inclusion in Acadiana.