2018 Conference

 

Sankofa

 

Our past. Our stories. Our future.

On behalf of Baylor University and the Black Student Union we would like to invite you to the 41st Annual Big XII Conference on Black Student Government, March 1-3, 2018 at Baylor University in Waco, TX.

The Big XII Conference on Black Student Government is designed to address issues facing African American student government organizations and students on college campuses and provides leadership opportunities to move us towards the future.

Please review all materials. Your prompt response will assist us in the planning of this conference. Please note that there is limited space and by registering early you will also save on your registration fees.

We look forward to your participation with the Big XII Conference on Black Student Government. It is our hope to provide you and your delegation with a valuable experience that meets the needs of your organizations.

Sincerely,

Annette Christie
Conference Chair

 


 

 

History of the Conference

 

The council was created in 1977 when Black students from all the schools in the Big Eight Conference came together in recognition that they were suffering from similar problems at their respective institutions. The next year, the University of Missouri students formally created the Big Eight Council and Conference on Black Student Government. In 1997, the Big Eight Conference was expanded to include four Texas institutions forming the new Big XII Conference. The Big Eight Council on Black Student Government officially changed their name to the Big XII Council on Black Student Government and included the four Texas schools into the structure of the organization. Each year, an institute member of the Big XII Council on Black Student Government hosts the Annual Big XII Conference on Black Student Government.

The Big XII Council on Black Student Government is a regional Black Student Governing Body, which consists of the Black Student Governments from institutions in the Big XII conference. Those schools include: the University of Missouri, the University of Oklahoma, Kansas State University, the University of Colorado, Iowa State University, the University of Nebraska, Oklahoma State University, the University of Kansas, Baylor University, The University of Texas, Texas Tech University, and Texas A&M University.