The Black Student Union at Auburn University upholds the following principles: To represent the interests and concerns of Black Students at Auburn University. To bring together all aspects of Black Student life for the purpose of improving the campus environment. Encourages involvement of Black students in ALL campus activities. Discourages and abates institutional and individual acts and symbols of racism. Promotes the Auburn Spirit and tradition of Excellence. Heightens awareness and friendships between races.
Auburn University's BSU was founded in 1984 by several enthusiastic black students, and was originally known as the Black Student Action Committee (BSAC). In 1989, it adopted the name Black Student Union (BSU). Since its founding, the BSU has striven to improve race relations on campus and in the community by creating an environment that is receptive to African American culture and ideals.