Black Student Association

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The Christian Brothers University Black Student Association (BSA) seeks to represent and address the interests and concerns of the African American and other minorities on campus. 

Our goal is to congregate and highlight all aspects of student life for the purpose of improving the campus environment. We encourage the involvement of African American students in ALL campus activities. We discourage and abate institutional and individual acts and symbols of discrimination of any kind (colorist, sexism, ageism, and overall prejudice). We highly promote the essence of Buccaneer Spirit and the tradition of Black Excellence. Our core value is to heighten and assure awareness and promote friendship among ALL races.

2016-2017 Leader(s)

Maya Freeman, President


Third Annual Trailblazers of Memphis Awards | Tuesday, February 21

The CBU Black Student Association and the CBU Chapter of the NAACP will present the Third Annual Trailblazers of Memphis Awards on Tuesday, February 21 in the Wilson Family Commons of the Living Learning Center. The annual Black History Month awards program celebrates and honors Memphis natives and migrants who have fought to blaze trails of glory here in the city year after year. The award was founded by former BSA President Jonathan Mosley ('16). This year's honorees are musician/songwriter/producer Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell; Deidre Malone, chairman of the Board for the Memphis NAACP; Ed Stanton III, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee; Pastor Jacquette-Bonita T. Gatewood ('75), one of the first African American women to graduate from CBU; and Olympic medalist Rochelle Stevens. 

Reception begins at 5:30 p.m., and the ceremony will start at 6:00; light refreshments will be served. RSVP at Eventbrite. (pictured above, l-r: Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell, Deidre Malone, Ed Stanton III, Rochelle Stevens)