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Up The Orgs

Up The Orgs is an  event during the first week of  the academic calander hosted by the University of Dayton where student organizations have the opportunity to portray their organization, market their mission, and students are able to join orgs of their interests. Visit our table to learn more about BATU.

Black Unity Cookout

During the beginning of the semester, BATU partners with other black student organizations such as National Pan Hellenic Council, the African Student Association, Woman of Remarkable Distinction, and the National Society of Black Engineers to bring the community to the historical BATU House for the annual Black Unity Cookout. This event provides all black students on campus, and students interested in the opportunity to come together beginning the academic year in unity and solidarity. Food, Fun, and Family!!

Day In Dayton

Day In Dayton emerses BATU students into the city of the Dayton where we engage in community service, cultural immersion, and a social gathering. All with the goal of connecting our students to the community in Dayton, and providing historical context to the city we currently reside in.

BATU Open Mic

During the Fall Semester BATU hosts an Open Mic that invites local artists to perform for the community of UD, and provides a platform for upcoming artists at UD to showcase their talent on the stage.

ASALH Conference

ASALH is the Association for the Study of African American Life, a national organization founded by Carter G. Woodson (The Founder of Black History Month). The mission of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH®) is to promote, research, preserve, interpret and disseminate information about Black life, history and culture to the global community.

Since 2017, BATU has participted in taking a few BATU members to the national ASALH Conference where students are able to engage in workshops, panels, and activities regarding Black Life & History. Ultimately, bringing what they learn back to the UD Campus.

Christmas On Campus

Christmas on Campus is an event the University hosts annual, bringing youth (grades K - 2) from the City to join the community of students on campus and celebrate the holidays. BATU invites members to join in the festivities by hosting an event for the city youth to meet and have fun with the BATU members on campus.


BATU Week kicks off Black History Month with a multitude of events hosted for Black Students to celebrate their culture through the BATU Eboard list of Programming.

BATU Black Excellence Ball

The Black Excellence Ball was an event founded by 2017 BATU Vice President Veronica Halfacre with the purpose of providing Black Students the opportunity on campus to dress fashionably, and celebrate their Black Excellence at the University of Dayton.

Meeting with the University of Dayton President

Progress takes initiative and activism. The BATU Executive Board annually takes initiative by addressing the needs, and concerns of Black students to the table of the University President. This meeting provides our members and students on campus the opportunity for their voices to be heard, and concerns to be addressed through the Executive Board of Black Action Through Unity.