At De Smet Jesuit, we have the model of student clubs and organizations that have their own homeroom (i.e., Campus Ministry, President’s Ambassadors, and Student Council) as a way to promote brotherhood within the group and to be able to have more meeting time.
After gauging student interest, we decided to create a BSU homeroom so that our black students could have the choice of beginning their day in a comfortable space surrounded by people who looked like them and faced similar issues as a minority in a predominantly white school.
Students tell us why they signed up for the BSU Homeroom:
- “I wanted to be around more black students.”
- “So that I could be around people like me more often.”
- “I wanted to be more involved in the BSU.”
- “To be in an environment where I feel more comfortable.”