Black Student Union
The Black Student Union is a service organization which serves as a bonding force for all students of color at Emporia State University. The goals of BSU are largely aimed at bringing about an atmosphere on the ESU campus in which African American students can be academically motivated, culturally stimulated, and have an outlet to voice opinions, express views, and adjust to the ESU campus environment. The organization also provides social activities that are geared towards, but not exclusive to the African American community. Meaning all students are welcome and encouraged to join this organization. BSU will make its contribution to the cultural diversity of the ESU community by developing a wide range of programs that will be of great service to the entire ESU community. BSU strives to bridge the gap between African Americans and the broader ESU community. To achieve this goal, we will need ideas, insight, and experiences of the student membership, faculty, staff, and all others committed to improving the cultural, political, and social well being of students at Emporia State University.
PROJECTS + EVENTS
Black Student Union hosts an annual Black Student Union Cookout, that is geared towards welcoming students on campus, introducing the board of BSU, and creating a space to share our culture, music, dance, and more. Everyone’s attendance is welcomed, encouraged, and appreciated!
Black Student Union also hosts a wide range of events for Black History Month, including an annual Fashion Show to promote the success and creativity of several African-American artists and designers.
Black Student Union also hosts a Finals Week Car Smash to help students, faculty, and staff unwind and destress from Finals Week.
Being in BSU offers many benefits including informational meetings, academic meetings, and social meetings. Some of these meetings include topics surrounding self-care, good study tips, study halls, culture talks, relationship talks, aux cord wars, generational traumas impact on the African-American community, and more. BSU gears toward creating a safe space that fosters diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.