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Black Student Union

The BSU Executive Board at the 2018 Iona Student Involvement Fair The BSU Executive Board at the 2018 Iona Student Involvement Fair.

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.

Purpose

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.

Meetings

The Black Student Union meets Thursdays during Activity Hour in Doorley room 116.

Office: Robert V. LaPenta Student Union, Ground Floor – Diversity Room

Executive Board

  • President - Jamilah Sullivan
  • Vice President - Atira Barber-Ellis
  • Treasurer - Kara Wilson
  • Secretary - Lucia Antoine
  • PR - Raychel Dormon
  • Advisor - Latoya Attis

Contact

Contact Jamilah Sullivan or Latoya Attis for more information. 

BSU Events

  • Love Chronicles: Afro-Latinx Relationships
    • Thursday, September 20, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
    • Location: EndZone
  • Love Chronicles: Domestic Violence
    • Tuesday, October 9, 6 p.m.
    • Location: EndZone
  • Annual Maroon Madness Homecoming Dance
    • Saturday, October 20, 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.
    • Location: Burke Lounge
  • Black Feminism
    • Wednesday, October 24, 6 - 8 p.m.
    • Location: EndZone
  • Am I Still Black If...
    • Thursday, November 1, 6 - 8 p.m.
    • Location: EndZone
  • #BTBMovies Soul Food
    • Friday, November 16, 7 p.m.
    • Location: North Ave Residence Hall 4th Floor Lounge
  • BSU Culture Show
    • Thursday, November 29, 7 - 11 p.m.
    • Location: Murphy Auditorium
  • Culture: Appropriation or Appreciation
    • Wednesday, December 5, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
    • Location: EndZone
  • #BTBMovies This Christmas
    • Thursday, December 6, 7 p.m.
    • Location: North Ave Residence Hall 4th Floor Lounge

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.

“We long for unity, but are unwilling to pay the price. But of course, true unity cannot be so easily won. It starts with a change in attitudes - a broadening of our minds, and a broadening of our hearts.”
― Barack Obama

“We can cure the disease of intolerance. We must do it if the world is to survive. No us. No them. Just we.”
― Steve Goodier