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Black Thought Collective (BTC)

Mission Statement:

"The Purdue University Black Cultural Center's Black Thought Collective is a dialogue-centered and service-learning group that will foster intellectual enlightenment and educational opportunities beyond the classroom experience through an Afrocentric perspective."

BTC Overview:

Black Thought Collective meetings will be a place students can come to discuss important topics in an informal setting with qualified moderatos and an attentive audience. The group has been created to ask individuals to speak out and express their many different ideas and beliefs relative to the African American Experience.

Taking on a think tank approach, the BTC will blend seamlessly with the existing Performing Arts Ensembles at the BCC.

The BTC has three standing committees that provide specific leadership opportunities for all members. "Black Thought in the Media" committee focuses on current events particularly publicized through local, national and international media; "Past to Present" committee conducts research on black history and culture utilizing the BCC library and other campus resources; and "The Awareness Movement" committee focuses on actions to better educate Purdue students, faculty staff and the surrounding community on black history, black culture, and black thought.

Members of the Black Thought Collective will need to meet current PAE requirements relating to GPA, attendance, and participation. All members of the Black Thought Collective are encouraged to attend a minimum of 3 BCC sponsored events per semester. As a group, The Black Thought Collective will also be expected to plan, promote, and produce one event per semester.

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