More than 100 African American students are coming to Cal Poly Saturday, as the university hosts the United Black Students Unions of California (UBSUC) Conference.
The students attending the event are coming from Lompoc and Los Angeles. Each targeted high school has a Black Student Union that is an active UBSUC member.
Several organizations have worked together to bring the UBSUC regional conference to Cal Poly’s campus, including Cal-SOAP (California Student Opportunity and Access Program), the NAACP Lompoc chapter and the Black Students Unions of California.
UBSUC said it has spent 44 years offering leadership and motivational activities to high school students across California. According to a press release, the group’s goals are to foster leadership skills in Black Student Union students, to encourage them to make strong contributions to their communities and to help them prepare for college and careers.