Black Student Alliance (BSA)
BSA is a student-led coalition that sponsors cultural activities and advocates the social and political interests of African-American students on the campus of CSU.
--Sponsors annual “Break the Stage” stepshow each November (largest stepshow in Colorado)
--Hosts day-long college workshop for high school students entitled, “Project Progress”
--Members travel to the annual Big XII Conference on Black Student Government
Meeting date/time: Wednesdays at 5:00pm in the Lory Student Center (various rooms)
Africans United (AU)
The purpose of Africans United is to bring awareness of the diverse and rich cultures of Africa within the CSU campus and surrounding community, to establish and participate in activities designed to bring the Diaspora African community together as one and to unite African students on the CSU campus as well as in the community.
--Hosts the annual “African Awareness Week” in early April, leading toward Saturday evening’s famed “African Night”
--Dance troupe performs around the CSU campus and in the Fort Collins community
Meeting date/time: Thursdays @ 5:00pm in the Lory Student Center (various rooms)
Shades of U&I (Unified Identities)
Our mission is to create a friendly atmosphere for people who are multiracial and/or in current interracial relationships. Our focus is to educate individuals in an academic and social setting about the ever-growing phenomenon of multiracial people in today’s society.
Meeting date/time: Wednesday at 6:00pm in the Lory Student Center (various rooms)
Contact: Marysa Santiago
The purpose of Black Definition is to provide knowledge of African American culture to the campus of Colorado State University and share black awareness year-round with an emphasis on the month of February, which is Black History Month.
--Helped to secure over $36,000 to bring various types of speakers to campus
--Brought the first Black athlete from any country to win gold medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics (Vonetta Flowers)
--Hosted the first-ever comedy show with all Black comics in 2007 (Steve Brown, Damon Williams, Sean Larkins)
--Brought Marie "Free" Wright (former host of BET's 106th & Park) for Black History Month 2011
United Men of Color (UMC)
The mission of United Men of Color is to make a positive change on campus and in the community through service, leadership development, building community amongst students and faculty, but most importantly, culturally inclusive programming.
--Clash of the Titans
--Community Service Projects with CSUnity
--Intramural sports teams (Flag Football, Basketball, etc.)
--Weekly dress-up days (with shirt & tie)
Meeting date/time: Sundays at 4:00pm in room 208 of the Lory Student Center
United Women of Color (UWC)
United Women of Color is a formally recognized student organization at CSU. UWC is a group of women who are ethnically diverse. We value our individuality, but there is power in numbers. We are here to represent and promote issues that concern us. UWC is predominantly from the African American perspective, however it is not exclusive.
Meeting date/time: Sundays at 5:00pm in the Lory Student Center (various rooms)
COLORS purpose is to provide an open, diverse, and inclusive space for students of color who identify within the GLBTQA+ community with an aim to educate and bring awareness of intersectionality and multiculturalism.
Meeting date/Time: Tuesdays at 6:30pm in Lory Student Center (312)
Black Graduate & Professional Student Association (BGPSA)
Black Graduate and Professional Student Association is dedicated to fostering community, social events, and scholarship among Black graduate students at Colorado State University. We also aim to support continued academic excellence of Black graduate students through various networking and professional development activities.
Meeting days/times: TBD
National Society of Black Engineers
The purpose of NSBE is to increase the number of culturally responsible, black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.
Meeting days/times: Tuesdays at 7pm in Scott Bio-Engineering 231
Contact: Victoria Bohannon-Pea