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Welcome to the Black Student Union


Our Purpose:

The Black Student Union (BSU), formerly known as OSAU, BSCU, and much more, has had a long history at Montclair State. Our name has officially transitioned from our fall '16 - spring '17 predecessor, OSAU, and we're so excited for the upcoming academic year. Despite the name change, we're one of the first cultural organizations to be established at Montclair State University. During the civil rights movement in 1965, our organization was established to protect the interest of African-American/Black students and serve as an integral force in preserving diversity, educational integrity, and equality. Today our purpose is to promote cultural awareness and mutual respect campus wide through the Arts, Education, and Fellowship. This organization is open to anyone, from any background, who wants to learn more about the experience we live as African-American students and our rich culture that has changed the world. During its 51 years at the university, BSU has continuously transitioned and grown to meet the needs of our community.

Please come out and join us every Tuesday 4:00 - 5:15 PM in the Student Center Commuter Lounge (Red Hawk Nest)!

Leonie McDermott 

President Fall 2019- Spring 2020

Portal Information


We are a a dynamic group of students who racially identify as Black or African-American at MSU. We understand that everyday we live our lives as Black and Brown folks and that our experiences are unique to us. We are here to promote Black intelligence, talent, wisdom, love, community and so much more. Stop by the dining room in the Student Center every Tuesday 4:00-5:00pm to hang with the family and empower our community!


Student Organizations

SGA Class Status

Class I

Organization's Gmail address
Office and/or Mailbox Location (whichever is applicable)

Student Center Annex-Office: 122 // Mailbox: SGA Office

Please list your organization's Twitter handle

Ex: @organization


Meeting Day
  • Tuesday
Meeting Time

4:00 PM

Meeting Location

Student Center Red Hawk Nest (126)

Is the meeting open to all students?