What is BSU Unite?
BSU Unite is the Black Student Union’s solidarity initiative to strengthen relationships among Black students, across class years. BSU Unite directly connects Black upperclassmen with Black freshmen, creating a support system that is specific to the experiences of Black students.
Through BSU Unite, mentors and mentees connect through programming such as speed friending and mixers, while developing meaningful and helpful relationships in daily interactions.
Through participating in BSU Unite, mentees will receive academic and social guidance, while mentors will gain experience and wisdom from their service. Furthermore, participants in BSU Unite will develop meaningful relationships that last well into the future.
How does BSU Unite Work?
The BSU Unite community consists of both pairs and family groups. Through the questionnaire, upperclassmen and underclassmen will be paired in a mentor-mentee relationship. Family groups will consist of three pairs. The family group is meant to provide additional companionship, support, and resources for participants.
Where can I get my hair done?Suzie's Barberhop
Who are the best Deans to talk to?Maitrayee Bhattacharyya: Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion Vernicia Elie: Assistant Dean for Financial Advising Andrés Fernández: Associate Dean of Students Marquis T. Gatewood: Associate Dean of Students (Say "Dean Last Name" in person)
Where is the best place to eat?Flames $$ Garden of Eve Caribbean $$ Monrova $$ Soul Full Fried Chicken $ Food For The Soul $ La Sonrisa Restaurant $$ Merengue Restaurant $$ Sue's Restaurant $
Do you have any advice?"Follow your heart in everything that you do." "Don't be afraid of being alone" "Be selective about what you do, and find things you want to commit to." "Don't be afraid to take time for yourself. Even if you have to leave here to do so, take the time." "Be patient and gentle with yourself." "Your other identities, like queerness, don’t isolate you from the black community at large."