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All students by virtue of registration at Florida International University are considered members of this council; however certain benefits are given to those with active status.

To Obtain Active Membership

Interested individuals must sign up through the Black Student Union portal located on


Our committees are an integral part of BSU’s success as it gives our members the opportunity to put on programming that they feel is relevant to FIU students. BSU is comprised of the following committees:

  • Membership
Community Service

  • Social & Cultural Events
  • Education & Enrichment
  • Communications

Other Opportunities for Involvement


Coalition of Black Organizational Leaders (C.O.B.O.L.) is comprised of the various organizations on campus whose mission is to service students who show a need for greater support of the Minority and African Diaspora. The purpose of COBOL is to provide a forum for discussion, scheduling and collaboration among these organizations.

CSO Organizations

  • African Student Organization (ASO)
  • Black Female Development Circle (BFDC)
  • Males Achieving Leadership Excellence and Success (MALES)
  • Student Poets Eloquently Articulating Knowledge (SPEAK)
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • Students Incorporating Service to Encourage Real Success (S.I.S.T.E.R.S)
  • Haitian Students Organization (HSO)

Greek Organizations

  • Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity Incorporated
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority Incorporated
  • Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity Incorporated
  • Phi Beta Sigma, Fraternity Incorporated
  • Zeta Phi Beta, Sorority Incorporated
  • Iota Phi Theta, Fraternity Incorporated

*An unlisted organization may be housed at FIU, but may not meet current COBOL requirements.


Modesto A. Maidique Campus
GC 2303

Phone: 305-348-4112

Biscayne Bay Campus
WUC 141 M

Council Staff

Marissa Lucchesi
Assistant Director

Brianna Watts
Graduate Assistant