Black students represent only 3 percent of the student body here. For years most African American students have felt there hasn't been a place for them to meet and stay connected.
The California voter-approved Proposition 209 banned race-based admissions. Since then Cal has seen the number of African Americans decline.
"When I got here I realized there was a lot of anti-black mentality. When you join clubs, you're the only Black person," said student Trinity Brodi.
Having a resource center where they can meet and stay connected was among the many demands put on the table by the BSU. Watch the video above for Lyanne Melendez's full report.