Black United Students welcome all with open house

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Marshall University’s Black United Student Organization, or BUS, will be hosting an open house on Sept. 16, 2015 at 5p.m. in the Shawkey Room of the Memorial Student Center.

This event will be open to all students. The group is prepared to move on with a very busy school year with many events planned for students.

President of the organization and Marshall senior, Elizabeth Stevens, said she wants to break the stereotype that the club is only for students of color. “My expectation for this event is to open an invitation, not just black students, but for all students on campus,” Stevens said. “Most of the time other students look at BUS and the Center for African-American students and think that they can’t attend events or come in the office because they’re not black. That’s not the case at all. I am hoping that the students attending will learn more about what BUS is, what we stand for, and gain new members.”

Treasurer of the group and Marshall senior, Yaris Mason thinks the group has cool things planned. “Marshall can expect a lot of new and unique events that will be brought to campus,” Mason said. “Our intentions for the open house is just so people can have a better understanding of what it is to come and hopefully we’ll be able to get a lot more students involved with events to come.”

For more information about the open house and future events, students can stop by the Center for African American Students Office on the first floor of the Memorial Student Center.

Michael Brown can be contacted at [email protected].

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