Black Student Union to Hold Kings and Queens Event

The SUNY Cortland Black Student Union (BSU) will hold a Kings and Queens Conference and Masquerade ball this weekend, aimed at bringing people together in an empowering atmosphere.

The conference will run from 11 a.m. through 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, in Corey Student Union. It will include brunch and lunch, entertainment and workshops focused on building confidence and strength in the areas of leadership, education and culture.

Later that evening, the BSU will host its first-ever masquerade ball at the Cortland Country Club from 9 p.m. until 3 a.m. Formal attire is required at the ball, which features dinner and dancing. Masquerade masks will be provided. Transportation will be provided between Corey Student Union and the Country Club, starting at 8 p.m.

Tickets to the full day of events are $15 for SUNY Cortland students. Tickets are available to attend the ball only at $5 for SUNY Cortland students and $7 for non-students.

The idea behind the Kings and Queens conference is to make participants feel like royalty in their confidence, strength and pride. Three workshops will be offered in the areas of leadership, education and culture.

To purchase tickets or for more information, go to, email the BSU or call (607) 753-2807.