Florida State University’s Black Student Union

Essence Duncan

A first-generation student at Florida State University, Essence Duncan was raised without any expectations of going to college. Now a senior, she couldn’t imagine her life without the experience of higher education. Duncan had plans to follow in the footsteps of her parents and join the military immediately following high school. Then, she discovered Florida […]

FSU Black Student Union family reunites at official ribbon cutting

Florida State University marked the opening of the university’s new Black Student Union building during an official ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, Oct. 19. The event welcomed students, alumni and friends to tour the 5,600-square-foot, fully furnished facility as a part of Homecoming Week. Maurice Wedderburn, president of the FSU Black Student Union, said the BSU is […]

FSU to celebrate Black History Month during February

Florida State University’s Black Student Union and the entire university community will come together during the month of February to celebrate Black History Month. This year’s theme, “The New Harlem Renaissance,” reflects the goal of highlighting the social and artistic excellence within the modern black community. The monthlong journey will feature programming that celebrates the “golden age […]

FSU hosts Homecoming preview of new Black Student Union

Students, alumni and friends got a sneak peek of Florida State University’s new Black Student Union, described as a home away from home and a place for multicultural fellowship and education, during a Homecoming preview event at the facility Friday, Nov. 17. Coinciding with this year’s Homecoming theme, “Spirit of Unity,” many expressed their desire […]

FSU to celebrate black history during the month of February

Florida State University’s Black Student Union and the entire university community will come together during the month of February to celebrate Black History Month. This year’s theme, “Evolution of Royalty,” embodies black culture, values and an incredible story of adaptability. The idea of royalty has become an indicator of self-worth and symbol of hope. The month-long celebration begins at […]

FSU breaks ground on new Black Student Union building

Hundreds of Florida State University community members, alumni and government officials gathered together on an idyllic January afternoon Friday to break ground on a much-anticipated new facility for the Black Student Union. Established in 1968, the Black Student Union is a student government agency that offers black students a form of identity, a social life […]