The purpose of the Black Student Union, BSU, is to promote activities of common interest, as well as cultural and educational benefits for the African American student body. In addition, the BSU is the "umbrella" organization of many of the African American student organizations, providing a forum for them to voice their differences, goals, and ideas. Furthermore, BSU encourages cooperation between its member organizations and the African American student body.
Old School Section
During the late 1960's and early 1970's, the Black students were experiencing racism from all corners of the univeristy. The only way that the Black students knew how to change their status was to hold protests and rallies that forced the campus to see how passionate they were about getting their respect. Throughout the year, this section will be solely dedicated to the legacy that the Black Student Union has left behind by pictures that will tell a thousand words.
The interactive photo gallery displays photos of Black Student Union's active program. View galleries from different events and see what you have been missing or what events you participated in. Click here to a launch.
- January 22, 2007: "Kansas University will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr."
- January 14, 2007: "A history of segregation"
- November 26, 2006: "Black Student Union leaders try to strengthen school´s unity"
- Archive: October 6, 2005: "KU´s Black Student Union speaks out against slurs"
- Archive: September 21, 2005: "Black Student Union plans candlelight vigil"
Updated information on BSU events and programs will be coming soon!