Black Student Alliance holds events for annual BSA week

Jacob Latimer, News reporter

The Black Student Alliance held daily events for BSA week and held a Spring Cleaning drive with ISEC to collect clothing for students in three residence halls across campus. 

BSA is an on-campus organization that promotes “academic achievement, cultivates dynamic leadership, and strives to eliminate social barriers for all,” according to their Instagram. 

This was BSA’s first drive of this kind, and is one of many events that BSA held during BSA week.

According to Hailey Davis, sophomore social work major and a member of BSA, BSA week is meant for students and members of BSA to have fun and relieve stress before finals. 

“It feels great to be involved in an organization that helps provide for the community, bring positivity, and focus on the mental health of our students,” Davis said. 

Along with the drive held throughout the week, BSA held events every day to celebrate their members. 

A drive-in movie was held with snacks and social activities on Monday, April 17.

The Black Excellence Awards Gala was held Thursday, April 20 where awards were given to members of BSA and members were able to celebrate the end of a successful semester, David said. Voting was held last week to determine the award winners.

BSA will be holding a cook-out with the Gamma Theta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi on Saturday, April 22.

“Every event seeing students and even faculty laugh, smile, and talk among each other makes me happy that we work hard to put on events like this,” Davis said. 

BSA frequently has events like these, along with events that discuss topics regarding race and equality. 

For more on BSA, visit their Instagram, @bsa_wku.

News reporter Jacob Latimer can be reached at [email protected].