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Black Student Union

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.)

2024 Student Organization of the Year Award

2024 Campus Collaboration Award

Weekly Meetings

Wednesdays at 5 p.m.

Location: UC East 2207

Interest Form

Fall 2024 Calendar

Events and Dates TBA

Executive Board


Mariam Kenu

Vice President

Jasmine Bennett


Oreluwa Lemboye


Audrey Fox


Jashaun Newman

Social Media

Josh McConnell