Black Lives Matter

The Department of Student Activities & Leadership Development is tasked with creating opportunities for CSB/SJU students to connect with one another and build community on our  campuses. This is a role we take very seriously, and it is impossible to fulfill without acknowledging the unique experiences of our students of color. Our department recognizes there are systems at many levels of our society that continue to perpetuate white supremacy, violence, and fear. At this time, the Student Activities & Leadership Development office would like to apologize for the role that our department has played in maintaining the status quo.

As a department, we commit to doing better to serve our students of color and recognize the power and privilege we possess. We plan to use this power to not only properly speak out against issues of inequity and injustice on campus but to also remain dedicated to our strategies of inclusive hiring and development of our student leaders. We stand with our students. We stand with communities of color. We stand in solidarity with the Black community. Your voice deserves to be heard, and we are with you.

 We encourage students, faculty and staff to educate themselves as we are so that we may begin to break down the barriers that divide us. We recognize that we can and must do better.  

Black Lives Matter.

In Solidarity,

The Department of Student Activities & Leadership Development