Wed. Jan 19th, 2022

Since 1969, the Black Student Union of West Chester University has sought to motivate, inspire, and unify the minority community on campus. With 35 years of experience, BSU seeks to familiarize the campus with African American experiences through cultural, academic, social, and spiritual programming. According to President Peaches Nelson, “This year, our focus is on programming with other student organizations, community service, and promoting diversity outreach across campus.”

By connecting new experiences with familiar traditions, BSU desires to raise the level of consciousness among all students, regardless of race, gender, or religion.

Anyone interested in learning about African American experiences and culture is encouraged to attend weekly meetings, which are held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Sykes Theater.

This semester promises to be an exciting one, with programs that include various topics such as: Voter Education & Registration, a forum on male and female relationships, a history of Hip-Hop forum, a “Whereʼs the Love?” forum, Debate Night, and Meet the ʻGreeks,ʼ just to name a few.

In addition to a variety of programs, there are some special events this semester, such as: Philadelphia Aids Walk, Scholarship Auction, performances by the BSU Dance Team “Addictive,” an Annual Talent Show, “X-Pressions” open-mic nights, a BSU sponsored play and free giveaways of T-shirts, buttons and tickets to see Hip-Hop artist E-Ness and activist Nikki Giovanni.

For further information on how to get involved, contact the Black Student Union office at (610) 436-3326 or visit the BSU Web site at http://iws.wcupa.edu/bsu. Lastly, donʼt forget to be on the lookout for flyers detailing event dates and times.

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