Students protest administration’s indifference to minority concerns

April, 1988

A group of about 175 mostly African American students took over the Telecommunications Building for 15 hours, protesting what was called the University administration’s indifference to minority concerns.

Eighty-eight students were arrested for trespassing, including former Black Caucus President Darryl King and newly elected USG President Seth Williams. Charges were later dropped. 

The students called for the creation of a vice provost for underrepresented groups, which was realized two years later.