Black Student Union Constitution
Article I: Name
A. The organization shall be:
Black Student Union
Article II: Purpose
A. The Purpose of the organizations shall be:
To campaign for the human rights of the black community here at UCSB. To engage and support the efforts and activities which serve and raise the level of the Black self and social consciousness. By doing this it will enable those of the African Diaspora to pursue their right to obtain an education that will foster Black identity and Black self-determination.
The Black Student Union of University of California, Santa Barbara also exists to create a safe, supportive and inclusive Black student community. By providing opportunities for all students to increase awareness of Black culture with an emphasis on Black social, political, and intellectual traditions. The philosophy of THE BLACK STUDENT UNION is to serve and unify the students of the African diaspora at the University of California, Santa Barbara, by addressing their needs. It seeks to identify relevant issues and initiate appropriate action in order to reduce or eliminate any impediments believed to be adverse to students and their continued well being and matriculation. This shall be accomplished by providing educational, cultural, and social programs and activities which relate to the past, present, and future goals and aspirations of Black people. Furthermore, it seeks to provide enriching experiences and assuring continuing development of a progressive environment which is conductive to Black students in their quest to obtain a quality and meaningful education. The Black Student Union shall operate as an umbrella organization to other Black Interest groups on campus. The Black Student Union seeks to challenge its membership to actively address political, social and cultural injustices while at the same time celebrating and acknowledging the advancement of People of Color at University of California, Santa Barbara and Beyond.
Article III: Active Membership Requirements
A. Voting members of this organization shall be those persons who have fulfilled the following
1. Those who have filled out a membership form for BSU files.
2. Must attend the majority of the meetings.
3. Must identify with the African American Diaspora.
B. Membership dues are:
$27.00 per year
Article IV: Officers-Titles-Requirements & Duties:
A. The titles and duties of the officers of this organization shall be: