Student Club Spotlight: Black Student Union
Published on Oct 5, 2020 by Jess Reider
Established in 2012, the Black Student Union offers a space for students to explore new opportunities, network with fellow graduates and industry professionals, and engage with its 1,300-plus members. Aiming to represent leadership, diversity, and culture on campus, the club's activities include Black History Month and Juneteenth celebrations, Ice Cream and Conversation, and The Hot Seat.
We recently spoke to Black Student Union staff advisor Alex Hanse to learn more about the club:
What are some unique opportunities the BSU offers to its members?
We offer our members unique opportunities to connect with Black graduates and industry professionals.
In what ways does the BSU connect/contribute to the Full Sail community at large?
BSU attacks issues of racial discrimination, brings awareness to students in search of campus resources, connects the student body to alumni and industry professionals that look like them, and trains and develops students to become better leaders in their class environments and throughout their respective industries.
How does the BSU make an impact on the community beyond Full Sail?
This is the beginning of creating lifelong connections. We have watched students connect and collaborate on classroom and professional projects. We have watched students use fellow BSU members as their first connection to land a job in their industries.
What can members expect to gain from joining the BSU?
Home. When you are hanging with the members of the BSU it feels like an extended family being given to you. Friends to collaborate with, room with, and just push and motivate to get through a tough day of classes and/or finals week. Welcome Home.
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