The UC Consortium for Black Studies in California fosters and supports the innovative and collaborative study of Black arts, cultures, philosophies, histories, and social movements. The consortium is an association of five University of California campuses—UC Santa Barbara, UCLA, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, and UC San Diego.
The visual identity embodies these universities' mission to explore and advance the field of Black studies across the UC system and beyond. The identity has the inherent potential to adapt to change and accomodate growth of the consortium. Just as the identity highlights individual universities, it simultaneously highlights the intersections of these universities in their mission to collaborate.