The Black Student Union (BSU) is an official registered student organization of the University of Southern Indiana. The BSU began its journey with the intent to reach the scope and breath of the entire student body, to encompass student participation from the peripheral to the inner sanctum of race and cultural contacts in the educational and philosophical realms of its teachings.
The organization extends the opportunity to grow and to learn in a supportive environment, promoting the recognition and involvement of African American students, and to make an impact on the decisions regarding students of the University community.
The BSU encourages academic achievement and personal development of its members. The organization is a prominent vehicle for student involvement; BSU members believe that involvement and participation in campus-based programs enhances self-esteem, self-confidence, respect for others, and the development of strong leadership skills. It further enhances awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity among students and the University community. The Black Student Union falls under the auspices of the Multicultural Center, and coordinates, sponsors and co-sponsors various activities on campus such as:
- MLK Birthday Holiday Observance
- Black History Month Celebration
- Thanksgiving Baskets
- Exam Gift Packs
- Performing Arts Productions
- Social Activities (dances, parties, picnics, talent revues, Fashion shows, etc.)
The BSU accepts and welcomes students of all races, cultures and ethnic backgrounds into its membership. If you would like more information about the Black Student Union, you may call the Multicultural Center at 812-465-7188, complete the online request form or stop by the office.