Organization of Black Alumni

The Organization of Black Alumni (OBA) of the Wayne State University Alumni Association celebrates the stories of Wayne State's African American and Black alumni, fostering lifelong connections with the university through programs, events, volunteer activities, resources and communications.

If you'd like to learn more about the Organization of Black Alumni, complete the OBA interest form. You will receive updates about the unique OBA events, activities and opportunities that take place throughout the year. 

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

If you would like to register for any of the following opportunities, please contact Joye Clark at or 313-577-2161.

Irvin D. Reid Honors College Scholars Day

3:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8
3:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 21

Volunteer to participate as an essay proctor and interviewer as part of Scholars Day activities. This annual program is a series of invitation-only events during which the Irvin D. Reid Honors College recruits its freshman class from the university's most promising first-year applicants. During the event, students will write an essay, participate in a small-group interview and attend an academic resource fair. There is also a special program for parents and guests who attend Scholars Day. Every student who is invited to, and participates in, Scholars Day will be considered for membership in the Irvin D. Reid Honors College and a possible additional award.

Prospective Student Postcard Ambassador

It's that time of year when we need the assistance of our alumni to inspire prospective students to attend Wayne State University. We hope you feel a strong sense of green-and-gold pride and would consider sharing your experiences with prospective students who are weighing the option of attending Wayne State. A personal note from a successful graduate can make a life-changing impression on the student who receives it. We'll provide everything you need to reach out and connect with ten promising candidates, including postcards and postage, a list of student names and addresses and detailed instructions. There's even a small gift to show our appreciation. 

Packets will be mailed in early March.

Warrior Day in Lansing

Tuesday, March 20

Save the date for the next Warrior Day (organized by the Wayne State University Office of Government & Community Affairs) to meet with legislators in Lansing to discuss/advocate for state budget funding for Wayne State University. Additional details on the day will be provided later this month.