Black Student Union


The mission of BSU shall seek to establish and innovate perennial relationship opportunities, and experiences for minority students at the University of Alabama. We serve as a liaison between the minority student body and administration in efforts to uphold the values stated in the Capstone Creed.


The Black Student Union, formerly known as the Afro American Association, was established at the University of Alabama in 1968. It was created to fill the academic, social, and community outreach needs of early black students. This proud heritage has evolved into BSU serving as a liaison between minority students and administration as they seek to uphold the values stated in the Capstone Creed. While AAA is the genesis of black student involvement, many organizations can trace their roots back to AAA, for instance, the Afro American Gospel Choir founded in 1971 was organized after 12 students won a talent show hosted by AAA. Also, NPHC was the subject of much debate among the members of AAA as Beta Lambda Kappa was established in 1973 as the first Black Greek letter organization. This lead to the colonization of 8 NPHC organizations between 1974 – 1976. This is just a snippet of the
rich history of AAA/BSU. Stay tuned for more to come

Social Media

IG & Twitter @bsu_ua

Contact Info

President – Darnell Sharperson,
Vice President: Courtney King,
Secretary: Mackenzie Peterson,
Treasurer: Amran Primrose,


Student Center, 1805. Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.