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Black Faculty, Staff and Administrators Association


The AYA (fern) is a symbol of Endurance and Resourcefulness. The fern is a hardy plant that can grow in difficult places. "An individual who wears this symbol suggests that [she/he] has endured many adversities and outlasted much difficulty" (Willis, The Adinkra Dictionary).


Welcome to the BFSAA!

The Black Faculty, Staff and Administrators Association (BFSAA) is a resource for people of African descent at all levels of the Boston College community.  BFSAA was founded in 1972 by a small group of African-American faculty, and administrators. The group expanded to include staff around 1976.  As a professional organization at Boston College, we are committed to promoting the interests, welfare and advocating for the advancement of people of color on campus  We invite you to join us at our monthly meetings or sponsored events throughout the academic year, for fellowship, dialogue, debate, and to hear issues of concern related to black employees.





Black Family Weekend

April 23-26, 2015

To view the Black Family Weekend Schedule (tentative) click here.


Student Alumni Mixer (sponsored by BFSAA)

April 25, 2015 at 5 pm, Location TBD


Reminder: "The Warmth of Other Suns"

If you have not picked up your copy of "The Warmth of Other Suns," please contact Dan Bunch per your earliest convenience. The book discussion will take place in April 2015.



Please join BFSAA in celebrating Black History and Women's History Months. If you will like to share your thoughts on your struggles, triumphs and aspirations, please contact Your submission can be in the form of a poem or free flowing text. You have the option of attaching your name to your contribution or leaving it anonymous. You can read current contributions by visiting the Our Story page.