Black Scholars and Professionals

The vision of Black Scholars and Professionals (BSAP) is to see graduate students, professional students, and faculty of African or African American descent transformed by Christ, renewed in their academic pursuits or professional lives, and serving as agents of change within the African American and African community, the church, and the world through:

  • Spiritual Formation
  • Ethnic Integrity
  • Church Participation
  • Urban and Global Projects
  • Work and Faith Integration
  • Reconciliation in the African Diaspora
  • Collaboration with Professional Associations

Meet the Director

We are delighted to welcome Gary Hogans as our National Director for InterVarsity's Black Scholars & Professionals Ministry! Click here to learn more. 

Our Activities

Black Scholars and Professionals ministers to graduate students, professional students, and faculty through local campus fellowships.

Our activities on campus include:

Bible Study | Prayer | Mentoring | Small Groups | Retreats | Personal and Professional Advising | Outreach and Social Events (link)

Upcoming Opportunities

BSAP Call for Posters: The Celebrating the Scholarship of People of African Descent submission portal is open Feb 1 to May 1, 2024!  ALL posters submitted to the UN Celebration of Scholarship of People of African Descent will be lodged in the permanent collections of the United Nations iLibrary. Click here to learn more.

BSAP Grad Student Cohorts: We invite Black engineering, healthcare, and law students to enjoy online community through our online/virtual national cohorts: Black Engineering student cohortBSAP-Law Fellowship and Black Healthcare student cohort. Click the appropriate link to connect with us and enjoy the opportunity to be cared for and support others.

We have great support!

We are blessed to have Black professionals who support our vision and ministry.

Rocklyn Clarke, SR - Pastor of Life Church Ministries, Inc.

Be Transformed

We’re teaching them to transform the lives of the people around them by following Jesus with passion and excellence. We’re challenging them to place their academic and professional training at the service of God’s Kingdom.

Rocklyn Clarke, Sr.
Pastor of Life Church Ministries, Inc.

Be Blessed

I was blessed to be able to meet other women facing similar struggles and challenges in life and work. Although new, the BSAP group already feels like family!

Marisha Collins, Ph.D.

Be Renewed

BSAP faculty ministry has impacted me through the members' academic diversity and excellence. Their commitment to the Gospel and their ability to integrate their respective disciplines into the Gospel are evident. I cherish most that they have not forgotten the "Black" in BSAP. BSAP encourages a healthy appreciation for being a Black faculty in higher education while maintaining a consciousness of the reality of Black struggles. BSAP continues to be a place of encouragement, comfort, intellectual stimulation, and renewal.

Leon Harris, PhD
Assistant Professor of Theology

Dr. Tippett

Be Connected

My connection with BSAP spans a few decades. As a faculty member, it is quite refreshing to see InterVarsity’s involvement not just with student ministry at the various college campuses, but also with Black scholars and professionals—including Black academicians! I attend BSAP events via media platforms and look forward to connecting even more with this great community of faith.

Fredrick Tippett, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Veterinary Pathologist

Ways you can partner with us

Are you interested in becoming involved in this exciting ministry to graduate students, professional students, and faculty of African and African American descent? We would love for you to join us!

Here are three important, practical ways that you can support BSAP.


BSAP needs a team of people who will surround our ministry with prayer for BSAP’s future and growth.

Pray with Us

Financial Support

BSAP depends on individuals like you who will commit to support the ministry through financial giving.

Give Today


Reach out to BSAP staff to find a chapter, become a volunteer, partner with us or learn more.


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