This collection comprises records of the Black Student Union at UC Irvine from 1971 until 2015. Included are materials that
represent the organization's reaction to changes in the Equal Opportunities Program (EOP) and address general problems of
race relations on campus in the early 1970s. Other materials document student participation in the organization, activities,
and events in subsequent decades.
The Black Student Union (BSU) was established in 1971 at UC Irvine in response to the reorganization of the Equal Opportunities
Program and to address affirmative action and race relation issues. It is the mission of the Black Student Union to create
and promote a supportive and inclusive community, while also intellectually challenging the Black students on the campus of
UC Irvine. This organization, established specifically for political reasons, works for a more humane and culturally relevant
college experience for UCI students. The Black Student Union strives to provide educational, cultural, and social programs
that inspire the community to take action through activism as well as outreach on and off campus. This organization serves
as the Umbrella for the other Black organizations on campus, with the ultimate goal of providing a welcoming and united space
for the community while also stimulating an awareness of political, economic, and social forces affecting people of the African
0.75 Linear Feet
(1 document box and 1 half document box) and 13.25 unprocessed linear feet
Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are generally retained by the creators of the records
and their heirs, unless transferred to the University of California. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine
who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where the UC Regents do
not hold the copyright.
Processed components of the collection are open for research. Unprocessed additions may contain restricted materials. Please
contact the Department of Special Collections and Archives in advance to request access.