GWU Black Student Union

Established in 1968, the purpose of the Black Student Union (BSU) of The George Washington University (GW) is to foster a sense of community among all students of the African Diaspora at GW.

Its mission is to stimulate the intellectual, political, cultural, and social growth of all GW students. Through enriching programs, mentorship and service, BSU seeks to educate themselves and the larger GW community. In doing so, they hope that awareness will spark action and ignite change in our communities so that men and women of ordinary ability become Pillars of Strength.

It is their belief that “black issues are everyone’s issues,” thus it should be celebrated not only during black history month but throughout the year.