The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Black Student Alliance Offers Voter Information Forum

The Black Student Alliance will host a Voter Information Forum at 6 p.m. on Jan. 28 in the Raccoon Mountain Room of the University Center. The forum will feature a panel of students, professors and community leaders who will discuss political issues and the 2004 presidential election.

“We hope to inspire people to vote intellectually,” said Nikki Jones, BSA president.

The BSA promotes diligence, academic excellence and the exchange of ideas between “students of color,” according to Jones. The student organization recently changed its name from the Black Student Association after its leaders broadened their focus on campus.

“Our goals, ambitions and progressiveness were targeted toward embracing each African-American club and/or fraternity and sorority,” Jones said. “We are an alliance because, along with our other affiliates, we are united in a common aspiration to maintain brotherhood on a campus where we are not identified as the majority, but the minority.”

BSA meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Signal Mountain room of the UC. Students interested in joining the organization can attend a meeting or e-mail Jones.