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COBOL, the Coalition Of Black Organizational Leadership, is a network of primarily black Recognized Student Organizations at FSU. Speculation is that BSU's Gassant-Bouie administration established COBOL.

BSU seeks to help each Black RSO accomplish its goals. After a COBOL organization formally invites BSU's participation, BSU considers whether to contribute funds or advertising and promotional help.


RSOs affiliated with BSU must:

--Attend all mandatory monthly COBOL meetings
--Notify BSU of event programming weeks
--Support BSU in mandatory events, including COBOL week
--Cooperate with COBOL organizations to avoid over-programming
--Comply with co-sponsorship agreements


COBOL organizations must participate in these BSU-sponsored events:

--COBOL Showcase
--COBOL Prom
--COBOL Olympics
--COBOL Week during Black History Month


Active COBOL organizations:

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.
Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc.
Progressive Black Men
Black Retail Action Group
Black Actors Guild
National Council Negro Women
Minority Business Society


For information on becoming a COBOL organization, refer to our COBOL chairs.