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First NSBE Chapter @ BCC

The Summer Intensive Program is proud to bring a Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers to Bergen Community College! Having a chapter of NSBE at Bergen also makes Bergen Community College the first and only County College in New Jersey with a NSBE Chapter!

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One of Largest Student-governed Organizations

With more than 500 chapters and nearly 16,000 active members in the U.S. and abroad, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States. NSBE, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1975, supports and promotes the aspirations of collegiate and pre-collegiate students and technical professionals in engineering and technology.  NSBE’s mission is "to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community." 

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We are Region FIRST!

The Bergen Community College Chapter is located in Region One of the National Society of Black Engineers. Region One, also affectionately known as Region FIRST or the Fiyah Region, has a long history of excellence and innovation. Region One was the FIRST to host a National Conference, Alumni Conference, and Regional Leadership Conference. Region One was the FIRST region to identify academic excellence as priority and so appointed the FIRST Regional Academic Excellence Chairperson and began the National Academic Excellence Committee. These FIRST’s have influenced the Society as a whole and helped shape NSBE’s focus as well as set a high bar of progress and excellence. Region One is known for this passion and incredible determination.