Thursday, November 3, 2011

Student Commentary: Black Student Union Is An Organization On The Rise

If you want to see change you must be a part of change.

Black Student Union is a fairly new Registered Student Organization on Ferris State University campus. This organization has hit the ground running and is eager to make a change in the campus community.

BSU serves as the nucleus of minority organizations on the campus of Ferris and works to bridge the gap between Greek and non-Greek students.

BreAnna Alexander, President of BSU, saw a great need for change within Ferris State University and in the minority community alike.

“Ferris State needs an organization like Black Student Union to help develop leadership skills among the minority community and to learn the true value of scholarship,” said Alexander, Black Student Union President.

Black Student Union’s goal is to encourage scholarship, professionalism, community service, and to increase knowledge of current world wide events.

“BSU will bring new and exciting ways to learn about what is affecting us on a local and national level, said Alexander, I believe at times it is hard for the average student to read the newspaper front to back or watch CNN for numerous hours so BSU hopes to be able to make this process more exciting.”

Black Student Union has held two events so far this semester. In collaboration with Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity Incorporated, BSU held a successful Breast Cancer Walk during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. More recently Black Student Union held a Tweetcaster Discussion event called “What’s Happening Now?” to address current topics that effect our community.

“The purpose of our events is to educate each student that attends. Whether the event is focusing on politics, current events, or issues on the campus, there will be an educational outcome,” said Alexander.

BSU is holding firmly to seeing change amongst Ferris students and within the community.

Look forward to BSU’s open forum discussion within the next few weeks regarding the state of the minority students. This event is free and open to the public.

-Keisha Reynolds

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