Black Scholars United
We, Black Scholars United of Weber State University, in keeping with the rules and regulations of the Administration and Board of Trustees of the University, in order to insure effective self-government, to promote harmony and cooperation between students and faculty, to provide facilities and programs capable of fulfilling the needs and interests of students, to create an atmosphere conducive to scholastic achievement, and to promote academic and social activities, do establish this Constitution.
Article I: Name
The name of this organization shall be BLACK SCHOLARS UNITED (BSU).
Article II: Purpose
The purpose of this organization is to promote leadership, higher learning, and education for Black students at Weber State University. BSU was established in 1968 during the Civil Rights era, when many Black citizens were treated in an unjust manner throughout the American system. Originally designed for Black students with the support from Black faculty and staff as a cohesive union to facilitate educational opportunities, promote higher learning levels that could be achieves in the development for the Black culture and implement ways to assist the economic, social and cultural maturity along with other organizations in the community. However, since 1968 Weber State University has become more ethnically diverse as the student populations grow and as a result we believe that Black Scholars United will open its doors to a more diverse community. This mission is to be achieved by sponsoring community service projects and activities that foster harmony and equality in the WSU community and that encourage unity among- -and maximizes the participation of--Black students in order to insure the success of Black Scholars United.
“Expect the Great" is a college and career readiness event, targeting members of the African, African-American and Black communities. “The conference purpose is to provide information, resources, networking, and other support to increase college participation, retention, and graduation. The theme is “Build, Invest, Connect” as we share information we hope will inspire and help equip students and parents to chart their postsecondary path to higher education and career.
The conference has been a part of a Utah System of Higher Education statewide effort for the past six years. It began when former Board of Regents member France A. Davis requested an outreach event to increase college access for African-American and Black students. There are two parts to the event. Current College students will gather on Friday evening, October 27 for a Leadership Retreat from 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday's events are open to Junior High and High School students and parents, along with advisors, educators, and the community. A job/career fair is included in the Saturday session.
Register by October 5th!
Expect The Great web site:
Expect The Great online registration form:
College students use this registration link to register for the leadership retreat and conference: please register by (October 5, 2017)
Looking forward to seeing you there!
President: Michaela Carson
Advisor: Betty Sawyer