‘BSU’ club builds camaraderie
In a time where social issues seem to have divided the nation, the Black Student Union at LCC serves a meaningful purpose on campus and throughout the community.
While celebrating black history is an important focus of the club, members also work to build unity amongst students, promote academic excellence and help create a positive impact in the community.
Myles Jones, a music major at LCC, said being a member of the Black Student Union provides him with an opportunity to celebrate his heritage and culture.
“As a minority, I really love and value being able to talk to people who look like me and understand me culturally,” Jones said. “I love that the Black Student Union is an inclusive community where folks from all walks of life can come and, unabashedly, authentically and comprehensively, be themselves.”
Each year, club members volunteer their time to give back to the community.
“This year we will be raising funds for the victims of the recent hurricanes,” said Robin Moore, co-adviser of the Black Student Union. “We also participate in a book drive for the Mid-Michigan Leadership Academy, so we’ll be having a book drive this semester.”
The Black Student Union currently meets on Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. in room 303 in the LCC Library in the TLC building. Throughout the semester, the club meets to discuss common social issues such as using the “N” word, gender equality and black lives matter vs. all lives matter.
“We’re also looking to implement a study session so students can come together, study and learn about each other,” Moore added.
Students interested in joining can fill out an application at https://www.lcc.edu/studentlife/clubs_and_organizations/registered_organizations.aspx/