Mission Statement


The Black Student Union serves as a resource mechanism to foster the social, political, cultural and intellectual development of Black students at AmherstCollege. Furthermore, the BSU seeks to engage all students that are dedicated to the above stated mission. In fulfilling our objectives, we remain cognizant of and loyal to the seven principles of Kwanzaa. That is, to act in unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, co-operative economics, creativity, purpose and faith in all that we do.