Still Not on the BSU Email List?
Send an email with the subject "Add to Listserv" to us at email@example.com. In the body write your email address(es) and you should be added within the week.
The Black Student Union actively seeks to bring you the leadership opportunities that aren't advertised in the way most African-American students may obtain them.
Many of IU's major non-Black organizations are not only lacking African-American faces, but any diveristy at all. For example, the student Government, Student Foundation, and despite the number of Blacks athletes on the football and basketball teams, the IU Cheerleaders and Sports Advisory Board.
If you should ever pursue any of the opportunities on the board, let BSU know. We are here to assist you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
-NEW-RESIDENT HOUSING ASSOCIATION OFFICERS NEEDED The Residence Halls Association is looking for new officers for student government. Serve your fellow students and have a great time doing it.
Apply today! Applications are available by request to email@example.com.
Priority Deadline is April 12th. All applications received later will be considered on a first come first served basis.
Several positions are available including:
- Media Relations- work with the IDS and IUSTV to publicize RHA.
- Environmentalism- work on projects like the RHA "Go Green" bottle campaign and work to improve the halls' environment.
- Student Services- manage the division of student services and work with vendors to provide useful services to residents
- Finance- manage the finances of RHA and chair various committees on funding to other groups as well as reviewing room rates with RPS.
- Executive Assistant- keep track of RHA records and take minutes of meetings as well as manage the RHA office.
- Campus Involvement/Diversity- work with community groups and towards more collaboration in areas of diversity on campus.
- Information Technology- Manage the RHA website and regularly update its materials as well as manage the office computers and any technical needs of RHA
- Philanthropy- work with other groups to raise funds and coordinate volunteer efforts for local charity.
- National Communications Coordinator- represent IURHA to other universities and manage the national and regional conference preparations for IURHA.
BSU COMMUNITY SERVICE OVER SPRING BREAK (1 BSU POINT) Every year BSU encourages minority students to go back to their area high schools to spend the day motivating high schoolers to a pursue college by sharing their own college experience with them. The goal of this outreach is helping minority students realize that college is possible by observing a successful peer. (It may be useful to arrange this visit with the school office or
a favorite teacher.)
Get your BSU community service form stamped by a school official, EARN community service hours and A BSU MEMBERSHIP POINT OVER BREAK. Get volunteer form here.
-NEW-IU's TOP 10 LEADERS (Due 3/24/06) Ten $500 scholarships have been made possible through the Council for Advancing Student Leadership (CASL) and its Scholarships committee.
A select group of campus celebrities, alumni, and CASL members will review each application and select the ten student leaders who best meet the criteria for this special recognition. The funds for the scholarships have been provided through a grant received from the IU Foundation
See the application for more details.
-NEW- IUSF WORKING STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS (Due 3/10/06)
At BSU's 3/6 mass meeting, we were made aware of more scholarship by the IUSF including those for students who have worked 10 hours/week this current and last semesters. Apply now. See http://iusf.bloomington.com/scholarshipsfrm.html
ONGOING OPPORTUNITY! Sing the Black National Anthem at Mass Meeting, "Lift Every Voice and Sing" to open one of the BSU mass meetings and earn a membership point. This is an ongoing activity. Please notify us if you are interested: firstname.lastname@example.org subject "singer".
BE A BSU COMMUNITY REPRESNTATIVE for Spring 2006? Do you live in Read, Forest or Willkie? Answer the following questions and email them to us at email@example.com, subject "BSU Community Rep". We will contact you by January 16th regarding your selection.
BE SPRING SEMESTER OPINION COMLUMNIST FOR THE IU STUDENT NEWSPAPER. Deadline 1/5/06 The Black student body has often taken issue with the way the IU school newspaper portays its African-American students in the newspaper. This was particularly the case when the paper linked a exploited the image of Black students and one of IU's Black fraternity's, linking their party to chaotic shooting incidents outside the party venue and another location in town in Septemeber. In spring of 2004 an article "Black History Month is Racist" was published, but lack of African-American writers in the IDS left no one reply or possibly stop them from ever printing the article. Apply now and add a more cullturally diverse perspective and influence to publishings of the Indiana Daily Student newspaper.
Applications are available through:
- Black student Union can forward you a application in pdf format if you email firstname.lastname@example.org, subject "Opinion Application".
- Room A226 of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center
- The IDS newspaper office, Ernie Pyle Hall Room 120.
- Online application (not working last time we checked) is www.idsnews.com/marketing/job_opps/opinion/columnist.html
- Describe your personality in 3 words.
- List A FEW of your past extracurricular activities/ awards that make you
the right person for this job.
- Briefly, what would you tell a student who asks why the Black Student Union
- In a few sentences (3-4), tell us why you should be chosen Community
Representative among other applicants.
- How much time are you able to commit to the Black Student?
Please list your other extracurricular positions and obligations.
- Please share the extent of your involvement with BSU in the 2005-2006. If
you have not been involved with the Black Student Union this year, please
explain your availability for a leadership position within the organization.
- What is your familiarity with Atkins LLC?
Community Reps are out going individuals who are in charge of publicizing BSU opportunities and events in their neighborhood. All Community Reps are full members of BSU.