OBU helps students unwind with dance

OBU hosted its Hustle Night event on Oct. 10 from 6:30 to 9:15 in the programming room. Students came to dance. Vanguard Photographer | Anna Alexander

On Oct. 10 from 6:30-9:15 p.m., members of the Organization of Black Unity (OBU) danced together and learned different hustles.

Chelsea Frierson, vice president of OBU and fourth-year supply management major, explained more:

“The purpose of the event is to bring people out and just relax and do some hustles with us to unwind from the day.”

A group of students dance at the event. Vanguard Photographer | Anna Alexander

OBU hosted the Hustle Night event in the programming room where hustles were taught and learned.

“We basically just give a space for people to come out and do some hustles with us and have a good time,” Frierson said.

Byron Leake, the president of OBU and senior finance major, spoke about the event:

“I feel the event turned out great. It was a great vibe and itwas an excellent turnout with attendance.”

OBU welcomes people from every ethnicity, but its primary focus is the black community.

“How I feel about being a part of OBU is, I truly love it. It gives me a sense of togetherness and unity, especially on our board,” Frierson said. “We tend to look out for one another and always willing to help each other when it is needed.”

Sanford Smith dancing with the group. Vanguard Photographer | Anna Alexander

OBU hosts events throughout the year to create a safe space for students. Everyone is welcome.

“OBU’s goals are to promote academic success, social involvement and community outreach among all students at Saginaw Valley State University, meanwhile striving to improve the overall quality of life for all students,” Leake said. “Work done (service and programs) in representation of OBU is done in effort to promote unity among all students.”

Currently, there are no upcoming events hosted by OBU, but keep an eye out on Corq to see more upcoming campus events.

“I love being a part of OBU,” Leake said. “It has made my experience at Saginaw Valley amazing and has me more engaged in the student life. “

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