BSA Mission

The Black Student Alliance is an organization that was established to cater to the needs of Black/African American students in the Maryville College community. BSA is more than just an organization for black students on campus. We are a diverse group of individuals ranging from many different ethnicity's who come together to form a family and educate each other on the struggles and benefits of being a minority on campus.

We, the members of the Black Student Alliance along with the support of the Cultural Diversity Team pledge to uphold the covenant decided on by each of the members of the Black Student Alliance by: Striving for excellence in academics by devoting ample time to studies and attending class regularly; Striving for unity by morally, physically, mentally, and emotionally being supportive of one another through aiding in times of need, personal counseling, and academic tutoring amongst peers by making our time and services available when needed; Respecting one another by treating each other with esteem, honor, value, admiration, reverence, and approval by understanding that each individual is unique and different in his or her own way. By taking pride in the Black Student Alliance through commitment, each individual should uphold this covenant by the articles stated.

BSA Leadership

President: Aaron Solomon
Vice President: Elijah Rachell
Secretary: Tatyania Watts

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Check out the events scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year 

Lunch Learn "Professionalism in the Workplace and Branding"
Tuesday, September 26th at 12:15pm, Proffitt Dining Room

Haunted House
Thursday October 26th, 8pm-10pm, Location TBD

10th Annual GLIMPSE Conference:
Friday/Saturday November 10-11th 
*Registration is required. See the GLIMPSE page for information

MLK Celebration Service
Monday, January 15th, Lambert Recital Hall

Black Women in America Discussion Panel
Tuesday, February 6th at 7pm, Location TBD

Lunch and Learn: Leadership Development
Thursday, February 8th at 12:15pm, Proffitt Dining Room

 Black Men in America Discussion Panel
Thursday, February 8th at 7pm, Location TBD

 X-man Poetry Night
Wednesday, February 21st at 7pm, Isaac's Cafe

 Apollo Night
Wednesday, February 28th at 7pm, Lambert Recital Hall

 Kool-Aid Party
Saturday, April 28th at 2pm, Lloyd Beach

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 Aaron Solomon '20

"BSA brings unity to not only African Americans but to everyone. It's a fun learning experience for each and everyone who decides to join us."

Ana Luna-Gutierrez '19

 "BSA is family. The Black Student Alliance is about individuals on campus constantly trying to educate ourselves and others in our community on a range of issues and topics regarding the Black community in a comfortable and safe environment, while also striving to give a helping hand in our community through service, leadership, and commitment." 



Advisor: TBD

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