The Black Student Association (BSA), formerly known as the Black Student Union, became a recognized student organization on May 22, 1969. Formerly located in the Multicultural Center, BSA is now advised through the Office of Student Life, the clearing house for all recognized student organizations. If you are looking for an organization that strives to help Blacks preserve, advance, and represent the social and intellectual aspects of Black Culture, the Black Student Association is the organization for you! In addition, BSA aims to develop closer cooperation and understanding among Black students and all organizations on campus.
What is BSA?The Black Student Association is a student-centered organization that provides educational, cultural, social, and empowering events for Ball State University students from an African American perspective. Most programs and activities sponsored by BSA are free to Ball State students. Becoming a member of the Black Student Association can provide you with networking opportunities including opportunities to attend conferences at neighboring colleges and universities. You do not have to be African American or of African descent to be a member of BSA. Everyone is welcome to attend! Programs and activities sponsored by BSA include: - Welcome Week of Events - Black History Month of Events - Black Family Reunion - Black Issues Conference - Black Student Association Scholarship - Back In Black Fashion Show - Diversity Symposium - Unity Pageant BSA's Mission Statement:On September 27, 2011, BSA passed a new mission statement. It reads as follows:
The Black Student Association (BSA) is an organization that aids the growth and development of Ball State collegiate students through a series of culturally, socially, and academically focused discussions and programs from a unique African-American perspective. Our mission is fulfilled through community service, campus involvement, and professional development, allowing our members to overcome all challenges faced and to succeed in all facets of life. BSA aims to develop & promote unity within the minority community and intensify the black voice here at this university.
Who do I contact to get involved with BSA?The Black Student Association is comprised of dedicated students who are eager to learn and reach out to the campus community! Meetings are held every Tuesday at 5 p.m. in AJ 175. For more information contact the organization's president, Essence Vinson, or our advisor, Barry Hawkins, Assistant Director of Student Life.
Where is BSA located?BSA is located in the Student Center. Stop by and visit us. We would love to see you! General body meetings are held every Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. in AJ 175.
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