BSU

BSU Mission

In recognition that the group solidarity and group consciousness are important for the improvement of all people of Black African Ancestry,

In recognition that there is a need to create a foundation on which people of Black African Ancestry can create and sustain traditions unique to them,

In recognition that Williams and other institutions have historically been inadequate in addressing the social and cultural needs and issues important to people of Black African Ancestry,

We the students of Black African Ancestry at Williams, find the need for the establishment of a Black Student Union.

Our purpose is three-fold

  • To provide a local mechanism through which people of Black African Ancestry can find emotional, academic, and social support. This means: providing a mechanism through which students can articulate concerns regarding the curriculum and the general administration of the College; providing a mechanism through which students can articulate concerns regarding local events and issues; providing funds and a space for cultural and social events important to students of Black African Ancestry at Williams; providing a support network that will enable students of Black African Ancestry to achieve in the classroom in spite of financial and emotional obstacles.
  • To provide a support network through which students can become more engaged in the global effort to improve the lot of all people of Black African Ancestry. This means; providing a mechanism through which students of Black African Ancestry at Williams College can maintain contact with other students and organizations whose goals are similar to those articulated here; providing support to political organizations, worldwide, whose goals are in agreement with those articulated here.
  • To provide support to all people whenever possible.

BSU Meetings

Sunday at 7pm, Rice House

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Rice House

Rice House is named for Richard Austin Rice, who was a Professor of Modern Languages and also the founder of the Art Department at Williams College. The house was first on the corner of Main and Spring Streets before it was moved to its present location, South of Jesup Hall, where it is now used

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BSU Contsitution

WILLIAMS COLLEGE BLACK STUDENT UNION CONSTITUTION AS REVISED AND AMMENDED, 2000 Article I: Purpose and Mission Statement We, students of Black African ancestry, find the need for the establishment of a Black Student Union in recognition that Group solidarity and group consciousness are important for the improvement of all peoples of Black African ancestry, There is

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BSU Members

Co-Chairpersons Courtney Smith’11 and Daquan Mickens’12 Secretary Jade Carter’13 Historian Sa-Kiera Hudson’11 MinCo Representative Shenai Williams’13 Communications Coordinator Maya Dennis’13 Social Activities Coordinator Brandon Troy Whittington’11 Security and Maintenance Kristen Fernandez’13 Treasurer Khalid Bashir’12 Political Education Coordinator Chalita Washington’13

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BLACKADEMIES

The Black Student Union will be hosting BLACKADEMIES Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 7pm in Goodrich Hall. Tokens of appreciation will be presented to faculty, staff and students of Williams College that have made significant contributions to the success of the Black Student Union during the 2009-2010 academic year. Join us!!!

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2009-2010 Events

Saturday, September 5, 2009: Board Retreat Saturday, September 12, 2009: Pajama Party Sunday, October 4, 2009: Listening Party Sunday, October 11, 2009: Chill Night Sunday, October 18, 2009: Academics 101 Saturday, October 24, 2009: Currier Ballroom Party Saturday, October 31, 2009: The Witching Hour Thursday, November 5, 2009: Faculty-Student Mixer Saturday, November 14, 2009: Tailgate

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