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National Branch for Collegiate Black Student-Athlete Groups

Having planted organizations on campuses throughout California, CADSA is joining forces with schools on the East Coast and is quickly becoming the leading branch uniting NCAA Division I-III Black student-athletes. 

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We unite student-athletes of the African Diaspora across campuses to combat anti-Black racism and enhance their collegiate experience. 

Our Events

  • Mental Health Panel: Maintaining Mental Health in a Competitive Space
    Thu, May 19
    May 19, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM PDT
    Register to attend our first BIPOC Mental Health Panel discussing how Black student-athletes maintain their mental health while in a competitive space.
  • Everybody Eats!
    Thu, Dec 16
    Dec 16, 2021, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Sacramento, 1800 28th St, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA
    CADSA partnered with the River City Food Bank to donate and distribute food to those in need. We helped feed 206 households, totaling to about 450 people. We hope to continue to partner with local food banks throughout 2022 to help further tackle food scarcity in the community.
  • Trans Student-Athlete Panel
    Sat, Jun 26
    Webinar recording
    Jun 26, 2021, 7:00 PM
    Webinar recording
    CADSA's Pride Week celebration is less than one week away! We will be kicking the week off with a special presenation of our Trans Student-Athlete Panel featuring two special guests Flora Oliveira (they/them) a former UC Davis Track athlete and Zyana Thomas (she/THEY/THEM) a current Brown University
  • Deconstructing the Norms Panel
    Thu, Jun 17
    Webinar recording
    Jun 17, 2021, 7:00 PM
    Webinar recording
    Excited for CADSA's Pride Week yet? We're excited to announce our second series of podcasts the 2 part Deconstriucting the Norms Panel! This event will feature 3 guests from three different universities. Here's more info on our panelists, give them a follow and make sure to check out the two part ev
  • National College Athlete Activism Call
    Sep 19, 2020, 1:00 PM
    Zoom Meeting
    Join the call this Saturday and hear from voices across the nation.

Get Started on Your Campus

3 Steps Before You Register

Assemble Your Board

Get a few people together who see the value in supporting Black athletes. Meanwhile, find someone in the athletic department who can be your mentor.

Establish Your Purpose

Lay the groundwork by establishing the mission, vision, and goals for your CADSA chapter that can serve the specific needs on your campus.

Spread the Word

Get the word out to as many people as possible to establish initial supporters! Be public about the work your group is doing.

Support the Cause

Giving Back

We make donating easy! Thanks to your generosity, we can support Black student-athletes through funding events, awarding grants, and providing access to resources!