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Black Student Union

The Black Student Union (BSU) serves as a forum for communication amongst diverse students and faculty. Through discussions and guest speakers, Black Student Union hopes to involve the community in its efforts to attain respect for cultural diversity and peaceful coexistence, in the interests of Iona students, concentrating on the Black/African-American community.


The purpose of BSU is to serve as a liaison primarily between students of African descent (and other minorities) and the faculty and staff at Iona College. Our aim is to advocate the needs of students in this institution while empowering, teaching, discussing and exploring the Black experience. Through events, discussions and even parties, Black Student Union hopes to engage the community in efforts to promote cultural diversity and peaceful coexistence of multicultural groups at Iona College.


The Black Student Union meets Thursdays during Activity Hour, location TBD.
Office: Robert V. LaPenta Student Union, Ground Floor – Diversity Room


Contact Jamilah Sullivan for more information at
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BSU Events

  • African Culture Show – Where Fashion Meets Art
  • Annual Maroon Madness After Party
  • Brown Bag Series: Topics discussing the Black experience.
  • Love Chronicles: Topics discussing all aspects of relationships in college.
  • Know Your Rights: Highlighting the ongoing issues with police brutality and educating all on their civil rights.
  • Wild N Out: Comedy Show
  • Rhapsody in Black: Highlighting Musical Acts
  • Black Professionals: Pearls for the Next Generation
Remember, diversity isn’t only about color but about everything that makes you different. So if you know that you are different, Black Student Union is the place to be.
Black Student Union encourages unity, inspires leadership and asserts dignity. If you want to represent culture, meet new people with unique ideas and have fun, Black Student Union is the place to be.