Students gathered at the University’s Indoor Track and Field Building on Saturday to raise financial aid funds by dancing the night away.

The University-wide dance party, called INFINITY, was designed to promote an inclusive space for a diverse array of students to congregate and support a good cause.

An offshoot of #BBUM, a Twitter campaign launched in 2013 by the University’s Black Student Union, INFINITY aimed to use ticket sales and donations to provide scholarships and financial aid to students in need. The event was co-sponsored by the Dean of Students Office, School of Social Work, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, The Black Student Union, Engineering Student Government, Hillel, optiMize and Big Ticket Productions.

The event also served as an after party for the Block ‘M’ Party, a concert held earlier in the evening at Hill Auditorium.

University alum Tyrell Collier, event organizer and a former speaker of the Black Student Union while a University student, said the movement is meant to create a space where minority students can share their experiences and viewpoints with a wider audience.

“We challenge ourselves to think creatively about how we, as a student community, can contribute to increasing minority enrollment while also building a better and more inclusive University community,” he said.

Collier said the funds will make it easier for underrepresented students to enroll at the University, and in turn help bolster the University’s Black student enrollment rate, which has hovered around 4 percent. As part of a list of demands provided to the University in 2014, the BSU has called on the University to achieve 10 percent Black enrollment.

“We hope to encourage admission by alleviating some of the financial barriers students of low socioeconomic status face when deciding whether to accept their admittance to the University of Michigan,” Collier said.

Kinesiology junior Capri Nara Kendall, the event planner, said not all #BBUM events raise revenue solely intended to benefit Black students.

“We want students from all walks of life, religion and race to collaborate and learn from each other,” Kendall said. “We want to generate revenue for all students, not just Black students.”

The dancing-centered event featured two DJs — a University alum as well as a student in the School of Music, Theater and Dance. LSA senior Arnold Reed, the BSU speaker, shared his enthusiasm about enjoying the dance event as well as contributing to a great cause.

“It’s very important for the University community to understand how much diversity can affect a student’s life,” Reed said. “INFINITY is a great event to raise money while having a good time with your friends.”

Though the event involves raising money intended for underrepresented students, LSA senior Darrartu Ali, an event organizer, noted that INFINITY does not directly challenge the problem of low enrollment of minority students at the University. Rather, he said, it is designed to create a fun and inclusive environment for all students to help others in need.

“INFINITY should not be seen as the outcome of everything we hope to accomplish under #BBUM,” Ali said. “Instead, it is annexed to #BBUM as we wait for the University to implement policy that actually works.”

The organizers said they hope this event will begin to take place annually during Welcome Week to attract more students.

“We need to create spaces for Black students, and students of color more broadly, to socialize and have fun,” Tyrell said. “The lack of available safe spaces on campus for Black students to flourish socially has negatively affected the perception and reality of Black student life at Michigan.”

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