Concordia University Black Student Union (BSU) exists to help all students develop in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and the World. We do this by intentionally setting up a support system allowing students space to learn, teach, vent, give back to the community, be challenged, and get their cultural needs met.

BSU Executive Board Members 2022-2023:

  • President: De’Shawn R. Ford Jr.
  • Vice President: Carlecia Plummer-Lawrence
  • Secretary: Rayanna Stamps
  • Community Outreach Director: Zamier Marshall
  • Treasurer: Michael Joshua

BSU members have the opportunity to get support and grow as leaders through:

  • Peer mentor sessions
  • Faculty/Student mentoring sessions
  • Leadership training
  • Social media check-ins

Members can also participate in the following community-building events:

  • Public speaking events
  • Hosting conferences
  • Open mics
  • Crucial conversations on race
  • Collaborating with other groups/clubs on campus

We are working together to

Build a sense of belonging among our students. We do this by providing a safety net to ensure a culturally responsive atmosphere.

Strengthen the academic and behavioral success of our students by supporting them and connecting them. 

Attract students of color for enrollment and retention.

Help build a pipeline to inform K-12 students about Concordia.

For more information contact

Eugene Pitchford III

Eugene Pitchford III

Associate Professor
Eugene.Pitchfordiii@cuw.edu

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