Concordia University Black Student Union (BSU) exists to help all students develop in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and the World. We do this by intentionally setting up a support system allowing students space to learn, teach, vent, give back to the community, be challenged, and get their cultural needs met.

BSU members have the opportunity to get support and grow as leaders through:

  • Peer mentor sessions
  • Faculty/Student mentoring sessions
  • Leadership training
  • Social media check-ins

Members can also participate in the following community-building events:

  • Public speaking events
  • Hosting conferences
  • Open mics
  • Crucial conversations on race
  • Collaborating with other groups/clubs on campus

We are working together to

Build a sense of belonging among our students. We do this by providing a safety net to ensure a culturally responsive atmosphere.

Strengthen the academic and behavioral success of our students by supporting them and connecting them. 

Attract students of color for enrollment and retention.

Help build a pipeline to inform K-12 students about Concordia.

For more information contact

Eugene Pitchford III

Eugene Pitchford III

Associate Professor
Eugene.Pitchfordiii@cuw.edu

News

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    Wednesday, Feb. 3

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    Wednesday, Feb. 3

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    Thursday, Dec. 17

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  • Race and diversity series continues September 23

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    Wednesday, Sep. 23

    A monthly series on race and diversity sponsored by Concordia's Black Student Union (BSU) continues Wednesday, September 23 at 6 p.m. CT with a presentation entitled "Managing Your Transition Back on Campus."

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  • Third conversation on social justice scheduled Wednesday evening

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    Monday, Aug. 3

    The third of a three-part discussion this summer on social justice sponsored by Concordia University Wisconsin's Black Student Union (BSU), will be held this Wednesday, August 5, at 6 pm CT.

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    Monday, Jul. 6

    Concordia's Black Student Union will host the second of three discussions on racial diversity this Wednesday, July 8 at 6 p.m. CT.

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    Tuesday, Jun. 9

    Concordia’s Black Student Union (BSU) hosted the first in a series of discussions on Monday, June 8.

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    Concordia’s Black Student Union (BSU) announces new series on race and diversity

    Wednesday, Jun. 3

    Concordia University Wisconsin’s Black Student Union (BSU) will host the first in a series of discussions on race and diversity on Monday, June 8 at 6 p.m. CT. All discussions will be offered through Zoom technology.

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  • Ford named March Student of the Month

    Ford named March Student of the Month

    Thursday, Mar. 12

    Concordia University Wisconsin has named De'Shawn Ford as its latest Student of the Month.

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    Wednesday, Feb. 19

    This reflective article was written by Walter M. Goodwyn, Jr., Director, Emerging Scholars Program/Office of Multicultural Engagement at Concordia University Wisconsin

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