A new exhibit in The Ames Library (entry level) includes founding documents, artifacts and photos of three student organizations: the Black Student Union (BSU, 1968-present), Black Men in Action (BMIA, 1994) and Iota Zeta of Delta Sigma Theta (1972-1974).
A few years ago, some of the alumni involved in these groups recorded oral histories about their IWU experiences. Stop by the library and/or check out their recorded and rtanscribed memories at
De’Andre Hardy, Class of 2000
Anthony Gray, Class of 1998
Deon Hornsby, Class of 1997
Amanda Toney-Logan and Myrtis Sullivan, both Class of 1974
BSU-Minority Alumni Network Picnic April 2, 2005
The Welcome Center has display cases at the East (parking lot-side) entry. I maintain this space and most of it stays the same all year, but once a year I highlight specific aspects of our history. I recently put together a display on Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) that were organized to express students’ spiritual interests at IWU. Mark Jerue, Class of 2014, provided the basis for this display when he undertook a research project as Evelyn Chapel’s Multifaith Ambassador.
To learn more about these groups, visit the Welcome Center. For those who can’t make it to campus, below is the list of organizations we know about to date. If you have more information, contact me!
For information on today’s RSOs, visit the webpages maintained by the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs.
Episcopoi dinner, ca. 1950
Young Men’s Christian Association (Y.M.C.A.),est. 1881
Young Women’s Christian Association (Y.W.C.A.), est. 1884
Oxford Club (1906-1915)
Life Service Legion (1921-1933)
Student Volunteer Band (1921-1922)
Episcopoi (approx. 1936-1977)
Sunday Evening Fellowship (approx. 1950-1952)
Daily Devotionals by the Religious Activities Commission (1957-1958)
Student Deputation Teams (1968-1980)