Established in January 1988, the Davidson Black Alumni Network (DBAN) addresses the specific concerns of, and advocates for, Black students and alumni.

With more than 1000 members across the country, DBAN exists to support, inspire and engage Davidson's Black students and alumni academically, professionally and socially via networks, initiatives, and programs, connecting alumni and students to each other and to the Davidson College community.

DBAN Celebrates 35 Years!

Join Black alumni across the country in celebration of three and a half decades of excellence, achievement, and unity at Davidson College. 

Learn more about the DBAN 35th Anniversary

Get Involved

Interested in helping lead the network, sharing a program idea, or hosting a DBAN-related chapter event in your city? Want to be added to the DBAN email list so you can receive future communications? 

For questions or concerns, please contact Sarah Taylor, Associate Director of Alumni and Family Engagement, at

DBAN Award

DBAN annually honors students for their contributions to the Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC) communities at Davidson College and/or beyond. These individual(s), through strength of character and commitment, have demonstrated activism, advocacy, or distinguished service to campus and community.

Meet the Previous DBAN Award Recipients

Spotlight on Programming

In May 2023, the Black Student Coalition and DBAN co-hosted Black Graduation. Remarks were provided by Prof. Mark Barsoum and graduates were presented with Kente stoles. Michelle Serrano Mills ’90 and Sterling Freman ’92 attended on behalf of DBAN.

a group of Black students in graduation regalia smiling together
a young Black woman and an older Black woman sit together a table
a group of young Black people in graduation regalia pose together for a photo