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Black Student Association (BSA)

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2010-2011 Black Student Association (BSA)

The Black Student Association’s (BSA) purpose is to provide support, guidance and resources to the African, African-American Students of our campus; while bridging the gap of understanding amongst all nationalities on campus and in the community. The Black Student Association looks to accomplish all of these objectives and it’s Diversity Awareness by planning, coordinating, facilitating thoughtful dialogue, keynote speaking engagements, community/regional outreach activities, campus wide diversity initiatives, campus wide entertainment events, and an increased campus climate of inclusion. Our specific goal is to highlight the positive legacies, struggles, and triumphs of African Americans and other disenfranchised groups past and present in our society. We feel that African-American history is one of the many pillars of overall American history.

Club's principal activities, events and programs:

We are an organization that prides itself in being well organized and always willing to help the community. We have a wide variety of events including our Power of a Dream Speaker series which has included Olympian Tommie Smith and President Dale Earnhardt Inc, Max Siegel. We have theme dances, such as Halloween, Throwback (70’s, 80’s and 90’s) as well as our MLK dance and many others. We have programs like Open Mic night, and Poetry slams, where everyone is welcome to join and share in their talents.

Club's community service:

We are involved in a wide variety of community service projects. We try to get involved as much as possible helping the community in any way that we can. Such as building and painting the Habitat for Humanities houses, or our recent celebration of Dr. Seuss with children in near by schools. We’re always willing to help people in need, as when we went and helped the near by town of Northwood, ND after they were struck with a terrible natural disaster.

How to get involved in this club:

Everyone is welcomed to come to BSA and celebrate African-American History in this country. Come to the meetings Sunday’s at 9:00 P.M. or get in contact with a member.

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Don Cavalier



Anthonette Sims

Vice President



Chief of Public Relations

Chief of Entertainment

CSA Represtentive




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