Brothers and Sisters United (BSU) is the oldest recognized student organization on campus. The members represent all races and ethnicities, although they began as a primarily African American advocacy organization. Established in 1964, BSU is involved in all aspects of campus life, and service to the greater Hartford community. They have performed community service for elementary, middle and high school students, collected food and clothing for local shelters, donated goods to veterans and soldiers, and are considered the forerunner for many of the current Multicultural organizations. BSU collaborates with many other campus organizations and is devoted to enhancing the undergraduate experience for all students.
Mission: We have instituted Brothers and Sisters United, as a contribution to the continuing struggle in the further advancement of all people of color. We propose to assist in bringing about a sense of sisterhood and brotherhood, among people of color from all countries and heritages. We dedicate ourselves to aiding the interests of people of color through political, economical, cultural and educational means. We support honest endeavors to aid all people of color to reach their academic, political, social and economic potential. Our goal is to influence this university to be more responsive to students of color. We aim to establish working relationships with all organizations at the University of Hartford, as well as outside organizations. We believe these objectives will help create and maintain a healthy and constructive atmosphere for all.
Dr. DeLois Lindsey