ABOUT THE BSCAA
Letter from the President
Your support of the BSC Alumni Association changes lives and builds a cooperative future. Our BSC Alumni Association not only keeps alumni connected to each other and the broader cooperative community, but also ensures that future generations of change makers are provided the opportunities to afford an education, basic needs, and meaningful life experiences.
Through the generous contributions of your time, talents, and treasures, our alumni have provided more than $2 million to seismic safety and disabled access renovations, IT upgrades, student aid, and more. Your membership and philanthropic support are invaluable – thank you!
We have been able to host events for graduating seniors to usher them into the alumni family so that we can continue to uphold the cooperative values instilled in us during our time as BSC members. We have put on commemorative galas, house reunions, and post-work Happy Hours to facilitate both networking and friendship among people who first lived and learned together in the co-ops.
Perhaps most importantly, we work to preserve the promise of affordable living and undergraduate education for all. Now more than ever, alumni support is critical; while the cost of living continues to increase in California, the BSC has been able to keep rates down—largely thanks to the support of alumni like you.
Thank you for being a member of the BSC Alumni Association, we cannot do this crucial work without you.
BSCAA - Recent Accomplishments & Activities
We've created an emergency relief fund and started the #AskACooper program to support the co-ops as a resource during COVID-19
We've funded scholarships for local college students experiencing homelessness
We created a bond program to support undocumented co-op members in case of immigration-only arrests by ICE
We led a volunteer-based clean-up of Strawberry Creek
The BSCAA supports the BSC in its mission to provide affordable and cooperative living for students, and we raise money both for them and for alumni activities and events. We also provide professional and social opportunities for alumni and current students.
The BSCAA is a 501(c)(3) charity that was founded in 1996 as the University Students’ Cooperative Association. We now help 800+ alumni keep in touch and give back to the co-ops, and have raised more than $2 million in support of the BSC.