Dear Class of 2023,

Congratulations, you've made it to Penn! I am so excited to welcome you as you embark on this amazing four year journey that lies ahead of you. Take a moment to appreciate this beginning. As you begin your time here at Penn, know that you have community around you ready to guide and support you during this chapter of your life. Countless black faculty, students and staff are just waiting for you reach out to them and to provide you with advice.  As you will continue to hear from the Makuu, our black cultural center, "We've got y'all", and we really do. The Black Student League is an organization dedicated to ensuring your success during your time at the University of Pennsylvania. Through mentoring, programming, and other resources, I and my board are here to support you along your way. Welcome to the Penn family and we look forward to seeing you grow during your time here!

Christine Olagun-Samuel

Black Student League President

University of Pennsylvania