In regards to the numerous needs and concerns of Black, African and/or African American identifying students of Western Michigan University, The Black Student Union was birthed. Students within the Black demographic have continually been troubled with misrepresentation, implicit bias, prejudice, financial inequity, segregation and low retention. These issues all tie into each other causing them no only to exacerbate themselves but create an environment of anxiety and depression for the Black demographic, decreasing the likelihood of their success on Western Michigan University's campus. Through effective communication and programming, The Black Student Union will strive to not only improve the status of the Black demographic as it stands, but to create an environment of excellence.
|Causes||General Advocacy Arts & Culture At-Risk Youth Civic Engagement College Readiness General Education Community Homeless & Housing Incarcerated, Formerly Incarcerated Marginalized Populations Race & Ethnicity Social Justice|
|Sustainable Development Goals|
5 People | 1 Impact | 5 Hours