The Black Student Union hosts a variety of programming events throughout the year, including:
- Welcome B(l)ack Cookout
- Umoja: BSU Induction Ceremony
- Annual Chicken & Waffles Homecoming Brunch
- Collaborations with Academic Departments
- Ample Community Service Opportunities
- Trip to African American American History Museum
- Themed Weekly Dinners at the Dining Hall During Black History Month
- Events with the Office of Student & Post Graduate Development (OSPGD)
- Spring Cookout
- Black Graduation
- And Many More!
We, the Black Student Union, assert our full support of the protests, uprisings, and warranted responses to the murder of George Floyd and the countless Black people who have fallen victim to the Violence of white supremacy. We are sick and tired of being sick and tired, and we have the right to be. BLACK PEOPLE are being MURDERED- brutalized...Read More
How F&M’s Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life Failed Black Students
By Chan Tov Last November, in response to repeated instances of racially-inflammatory statements on the social media app Yik Yak, F&M hosted an Uncommon Hour conversation on race, racial discrimination, and racial tension on campus. The conversation began with a brave African American male student who recounted his experiences of being called...
Blink twice if you’re tired of your white ass professors! If you’ve blinked… continue reading. Recent statements released by Franklin & Marshall College highlight an increase in student diversity on campus, but all fail to address the true meaning of diversity within the student experience. As Black and Brown students, we are exhausted from...
The Black Student Union has been a central place for Black activism on campus since our creation in 1975. We support the activism of our Black students and hope to spark change on campus and bring light to issues that affect the Black Community.
While her second-grade classmates were reading Judy Blume, Ashani Williams ’22 was reading Malcom X’s autobiography. Now, she’s pursuing her passion for seeking racial justice and equity for Black...Read More
Benjamin Bowser ’69, Adrian Lamos Jr. ’72 and LeRoy Pernell ’71 never looked back when they graduated from Franklin & Marshall College. In fact, they never intended to come back to their alma mater.Read More
Once the College’s doors opened to them, African-Americans helped provide a pathto higher learning for students of all racial and ethnic backgrounds.Read More