The Black Student Union, commonly known as 'The BSU', around campus is an organization that I hold dear to my heart! Since my freshman year of college, I have been an active member and have served on its board all four years. The Black Student Union provides an intellectual, cultural, and social environment for students to grow, learn, network, and more! It exists to encourage a positive image of Black people and to support its members in achieving their educational goals. Founded in 1969, The BSU has rich traditions and strong presence on the University of Minnesota campus!The video below is a snapshot of the kick-off event that The BSU hosts every September to welcome incoming freshman, transfer students, and current student back to campus! The event featured great speakers, an introduction to some of the different organizations on campus, music, spoken word, step performances, and free food!