A closer look at Black Student Union

Dateline: student newspaper

By: Jessica Baltzersen

File Under: bsu, campus, diversity

Diversity is a word we hear thrown around all the time, but sometimes we take advantage of its true meaning. The Black Student Union (BSU) is an organization at the College of Mount St. Joseph that does just that, bringing awareness of diversity to the campus.

BSU supports African-American students while hosting and participating in different events on and off campus, encouraging the social interaction between the Mount community and its members. Typically, members meet the first Wednesday of each month where they plan activities, discuss possible movies to watch and what upcoming events they want to participate in.

Dominique Springs is a junior, communication studies major and President of BSU. She says that a goal of the club is “wanting all minorities to feel welcome on campus, and although the Mount is a close community, it’s still important that people know that there are other cultures out there.”

“What is important to our club is being heard and understood,” she says.

On March 21 they will host the event Poemedy, a Hollywood themed evening with spoken word. Anybody who wants to recite a poem or speak on an issue is welcome to join. 

“This event is a big deal and we are putting a lot of work into it,” says Springs. It will take place at 7:30 pm in the Harrington Center Food Court. An entertainer and DJ will be there along with a photographer. 

“We want people to know that we are here on campus to stay,” says Springs, and “all students are welcome to join our club.” 

For more information or questions about Black Student Union e-mail Springs at dominique_springs@mail.msj.edu.