Black Greeks Speak offers various ways to garner a deeper engagement through our membership program. Membership in BGS provides opportunities for in-depth interaction with BGS educators, community leaders and business professionals, and more. Furthermore your membership ensures the work and mission of BGS continues to impact communities across the country. In addition members provide financial support and strategic advice for BGS programs, seminars, conferences, workshops and trainings.
BGS members represent the values and mission of our organization. As BGS members we do not represent or speak for any independent organization separate from BGS. Our members stand to promote the cause of justice, prosperity and wellness for all people in pragmatic and real ways. As a BGS member, you'll receive these valuable resources and benefits:
We have Six Individual Membership Types and Annual Dues:
Professional D9 Membership
$50.00 a year
Any person that has been duly initiated into any of the historic “BGLO D9” organizations and is 24 years of age or older and not enrolled in a college degree program.
Professional D9 Lifetime Membership
$3,500.00 one time
Any person that has been duly initiated into any of the historic “BGLO D9” organizations and has been an active member of BGS for five consecutive years.
D9 Student Membership
$30.00 a year
Any person that has been duly initiated into any of the historic “BGLO D9” organizations and is 23 years of age or younger or currently enrolled in an undergraduate/graduate degree program.
General Student Membership
$30.00 a year
Any person that is 18-23 years of age and not a member of a "BGLO D9" organization and is currently enrolled in an undergraduate/graduate degree program.
$50.00 a year
Any person that is between the age of 24 years of age or older and not enrolled in a college degree program and not a member of the "traditional D9" organizations.
General Youth Membership
$25.00 one time
Any person that is younger than 18 years of age.
$3,000.00 a year
Black Greeks Speak Corporate Council is a core group of companies whose contributions of general operating support help make our research, events, and publications possible.
Members of the Black Greeks Speak Corporate Council enjoy frequent opportunities for top executives and business professionals to engage with BGS experts at private events in Washington, New York, and other cities, as well as reserved seating at BGS public events and conferences.
Throughout the year, Corporate Council members receive complimentary publications by BGS scholars and periodic special communications from BGS President and CEO, Marlon A. Smith. Black Greeks Speak Corporate Sponsors have the opportunity to not only join our BGS Corporate Council, but also their participation on our Council offers valuable programs, events and other activities for private-sector leaders who value interactions with BGS experts and our members.
Private foundations interested in supporting specific research projects should contact Black Greeks Speak Corporate Office to learn more about the work that BGS does and to solicit access to our experts for particular projects.
Governments, Universities, and NGOs
Organizations interested in supporting specific research projects or partnering with Black Greeks Speak Social Justice and Human Rights Council should contact BGS Corporate Office to learn more about the work that BGS is engaged. All potential partnerships are subject to BGS partnership policies.