Black Student Union open to all

An increasing number of stu­dents have been participating in the Black Student Union meet­ings.

Started in 1967 by African- American students, the BSU was originally called the Black Stu­dent League. It’s one of the old­est organizations on campus. It took about a year to develop and get “like-minded individuals” together during the Civil Rights movement, according to BSU President Jerry Holley.

Anyone can be a member of the BSU just by going to the meetings and participating in the discussions that they have, ac­cording to Holley.

“It’s not on the outside that matters, it’s what’s on the inside that counts,” Stephan Cardio, his­torian said.

The BSU aims to promote equality and raise the issues of oppression though community outreach. One of the goals of the BSU is to create a foundation of unity of all races among the stu­dent body though empowerment, education and cultural enlighten­ment.

“The BSU club is for anyone who is for unity, diversity and overall equality for all,” Cardio said.

The club meets every other Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. in the Arts and Sciences building in room 107.

Selin Ildokuz can be reached at

Author: Staff Writer

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