Brothers and Sisters United (BSU), formerly known as the Black Student Union has accomplished a lot in the past year. Under the guidance of a core group of student officers, faculty and administrative support, BSU has adopted a goal of increasing their inclusivity, welcoming all members of the USD community to their organization. Changing their name to Brothers and Sisters United symbolized this new goal, no longer focused solely on reaching out to the black community on campus, they encourage everyone who is committed to celebrating diversity at USD, to attend their events, come to their meetings and join the organization.
As a part of this focus on diversity, BSU recently sponsored the BLACK OUT Campaign at the Alcala Bazaar. The BLACK OUT Campaign asks students to "Black Out" stereotypes and stand up for diversity and inclusion on campus by signing a petition and wearing a BLACK OUT t-shirt on selected days throughout the academic year. The t-shirt (to view follow the link below) specifically points out stereotypes, showing how everyone is affected by these commonly held stereotypes and asking the USD community to rise above them.
The purpose of the Black Student Union: Brothers and Sisters United is to enhance the educational environment of all students and employees of the University of San Diego, to provide a special concentration on programs to increase recruitment and retention of African American students, to increase the sensitivity of the student body towards people of color through education and involvement, and to act as a positive outreach to the community and other cultural organizations.