BATU Awards, Merits, & Milestones

Over the past years, BATU has stood as a hallmark organization on the campus of University Of Dayton through consistent advocacy for change, service towards marginalized groups, pushing for Inclusive campus programming, and representing Black Students in all endeavors. Through these works, the organization has also had the opportunity to celebrate its accomplishments through its acknowledgement from the University of Dayton.

BATU embraces highlighting Black Students on campus during the annual Black Excellence Ball by gifting a list of Awards to BATU members that have represented exemplary qualities of dedication, talent, service, and leadership.

Please see the list of awards & milestones BATU has received and gifted below.

2019 Black Excellence Ball

BATU Celebrates its 50th Year as a student organization, and kickoff the Ball with an Award Ceremony/Program for outstanding black students on campus.

BATU Receives UD Inclusivity Award

On April 13th, 2018 BATU received the Inclusivity Award From the University of Dayton for its initiative in uniting students, administration, and student organizations towards progressive change in the community.

BATU Presents at 2019 ASALH Conference

At the 2019 ASALH Conference in Charleston, SC, 2019-20 BATU Historian Maleah Wells constructed a presentation regarding the disparity between black students at Historical Black College Universities and Predominately White Institutions. She collected panelist from the BATU Executive Board, and brought in the First Executive Director For Inclusive Excellence Education and Professional Development Tiffany Taylor Smith, to represent the University of Dayton at the Conference.

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2019 Rudy Jordan Black Excellence Award Recipient

Emmanuel Agyeman and Destiny Watson.

2019 UD Event Of The Year Recipient

2019 Black Excellence Ball

BATU Award Recipients




Destiny Watson

Rudy Jordan Black Excellence Award


Emmanuel Agyeman

Rudy Jordan Black Excellence Award


Malon Hood

Outstanding 1st Year Award


Crystal Odle-Carter

BATU Open Mic Spotlight


Cameron Greer

Dedication Award


Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Iota Mu Chapter

Yasmeen Issa & Maya Katundu

Community Impact Award

Most Veteran Member