The Black Student Union of Ashland University exists to promote an awareness and understanding of the African American culture and to establish a union of brotherhood and sisterhood among the African American students, faculty and staff.
Programs that enhance cultural awareness and meet the spiritual, social and academic needs of the African American students are provided. Such programs include Black History Month activities, social programs, and co-sponsorships with other campus organizations. BSU presents an united front and a voice for African American students. Although the focus of the organization is on African American Student needs, the Black Student Union embraces all ethnic backgrounds.