Black Student Union

Mission Statement:

The Black Student Union (BSU) promotes activities of common interest to African-American students, as well as provides cultural, educational and other activities to the entire student body. The Black Student Union mission is to foster a fun and safe environment that engages students in discussions on issues affecting black students, as well as all other cultures and our surrounding communities. We hope to educate our members then challenge them to take actions whether it be internal or external, to lead by example, to push students to be better than their best, and show past generations that we will take charge of our future and dismantle the negative stereotypes which will allow us to build and secure our sense of community, and influence the world. The MVC BSU is open to all students at Missouri Valley College and exists to help support our diverse community with dedicated space for programs and social opportunities. We are in no way exclusive, everyone is encouraged to join and get involved in helping to shape our diverse campus at Missouri Valley College.


Advisor: James Withers
President: Akinola Osota
Vice President: Dyamond Ross
Treasurer: Asia Powell
Secretary: Taylor Gilkey

  • Anglin, Maurice
  • Booze, Myleka
  • Burrows, Linnesha
  • Gilkey, Samantha
  • Hebert, Dominique
  • Johnson, Jaylan
  • Jones, Troy
  • Jordan, Delmeko
  • Julye, Abigail
  • McCurry, Alex
  • Paul, Jordan
  • Ross, Demicio
  • Rule, Aric
  • Russell, Shadae
  • Shelby, Zhitavion
  • Simmons, Andrew
  • Tinker, Robert
  • Williams, Josh
  • Williams, Wayne
  • Winston, Alyssia

Member Requirements:

Any student, faculty, and/or staff member can become a member of MVC BSU after attending two consecutive meetings and/or participate on a committee is recognized for membership. Members shall pay $10 for the membership dues by the last Friday of September. Membership dues will go towards special projects, field trips, guest speakers, and events that MVC BSU will host.

Contact Information:

To contact BSU, please email