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.
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