Black Student Alliance

Mission

Black Student Alliance (BSA) seeks to educate the community about the history and ongoing struggles of the black community, as well as to promote understanding of black culture. BSA works to spread unity, diversity and fellowship, and embrace all walks of life in and around the campus. 

Meetings: Every Thursday at 12:30p.m. in the Multicultural Center (University Center 122)

Events

  • Soul Food Night is an event to give the students, staff and faculty of Western a real African American home cooked dinner prepared by the club members using their authentic family recipes. This event is also used to speak to the students about the origin of some of the dishes cooked by our members and in fact the origin of "Soul Food."
  • The Martin Luther King Commemoration and Candlelight Vigil celebrates one of the greatest leaders of our time and in African American history. BSA sponsors this annual commemoration and celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King worked diligently for equal rights and justice not only for ethnic minorities but for all people. This event begins with a candlelight march and ends with warm refreshments, reflections, music and prayer being shared by all. 
  • The Talent Show serves primarily as a fundraiser for the BSA organization. However, it is an evening full of high energy and fun! Come and participate for cash prizes or simply attend to see your peers sing, dance and perform comic routines!
  • The Freestyle Battle involves students and community members engaging in freestyle rap battles. The audience is in control of who goes on to the next round and furthermore to the championship battle. Cash prizes and drawings are done to provide more fun to the spectators. Remember to bring your “A” game, because you’re going to need it! 

Club Officers:

President: Sydney Lengyel
Vice President: Carra Jackson 
Secretary: Tukano Salat
Treasurer: Hussein Muyh