The Black Students’ Association and Wildcat Reign are teaming up to celebrate ACU’s Homecoming with its first ever Homecoming dance.
The dance will be Friday, Oct. 11 at the G.V. Daniels Recreation Center on N. 8th St. from 8-11 p.m. Food, drinks and music will be provided.
Khamisie D. Green, president of BSA, said the club wanted to bring together the ACU community with a new and exciting event.
“We all desperately want to do something to be engaged and to build the ACU community and culture,” said Green, junior vocal performance major from Odessa. “Everybody is invited; all of ACU if they want to come, come.”
Green asked to pair up with Wildcat Reign president, Bryan Maier, in planning the event. The motive behind Wildcat Reign has been aimed toward supporting athletic teams, but joining BSA to put on this event will bring together cultures and students at ACU.
“I immediately wanted to jump on board,” said Maier, sophomore mathematics-teaching major from St. Louis. “Homecoming weekend and everything that goes into it serves to build up pride in our university, and I think this Homecoming dance will help to do that.”
The theme of the dance is “All White Masquerade” and everyone is asked to wear white to the dance.
“We wanted to get the university’s attention, but at the same time, it is also our aim to educate students about our African-American culture,” Green said, “which is why we are having the white party. That is extremely popular in our culture.”
Tickets and T-shirts will be on sale for $5. The shirts will have the year 2014 on them to represent the first year ACU had a Homecoming dance.
As for future planning, the event is set to be a new tradition at ACU that focuses on the student body and spirit of ACU.
“This idea is something that BSA and Wildcat Reign want to put on for many years to come,” Maier said. “This is a great opportunity for students to have fun and for Homecoming to be about them.”