The mission of the Black Student Association (BSA) at Rice University is to provide a support network for the Black community at Rice and to provide cultural enrichment for the campus and the community at large. The organization's objectives are the following:
- Provide cultural enlightenment for the Rice community and the greater Houston area through Soul Night, the Black Excellence Gala, and Black History Month activities.
- Provide service to the community.
- Foster the Black community and enhance networking at Rice and in Houston through social activities and regular general body meetings.
- Provide awareness of Black culture through academic means, such as lecture series or forums.