The Importance of Affinity Groups
Black and Latina Student Union (BLSU)
BLSU is one of the largest and most active clubs on campus. Members of this affinity group meet regularly to discuss issues of racial and ethnic identity. Activities include weekly meetings, weekend retreats throughout the year, and an annual trip to the “Body Politics” performance by and about women of color focusing on cultural identity, discrimination, body image, and self-esteem. Weekly BLSU meetings allow members to come together in a casual environment to plan projects, as well as discuss current events and issues related to being a student of color on a predominantly white campus.