Florida State University is preparing for the grand opening of its new Black Student Union building. The event will take place during FSU 2017 Homecoming Week next month.
The original Black Student Union house was founded in 1968 and is no longer a sustainable place for students to work. The Florida legislature allocated $1 and a half million dollars to build a new house. The new two story building has conference rooms, classrooms, and staff offices. Florida State University Assistant Vice President, Brandon Bowden says the house will impact the campus.
“The current need for the new Black Student Union House is to continue to show the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and also continue the tradition that the Blacks Student Union has had on the FSU campus since the 1960’s," he says.
The original house lot will become a university parking lot for faculty and students.