Black Staff Assistants group is created

January, 1971

The Black Staff Assistants (BSA) group was created by the Student Affairs Office to alleviate racial tension in residence halls and to help disadvantaged black students on campus. The BSA staff consisted of part-time employees, and each was given an apartment and an office in a residence hall.

The first BSA members were Barry Manns (director), Charles Cooper, Darryl Trent, Tom Brown, Lee Coffer, Michael Carpenter, and Eldridge Gibson.