For students living both on or off campus, participation in student activities is one of the many traits that sets Union apart from other colleges. Whether a sporting event, banquet, games or concert, there's something to do at Union every Saturday night, and many times in between. In fact, surveys of Union students show twice the involvement in on-campus activities than the national average.
The Student Services office is the epicenter of this vibrant campus life, an intersection between the college administration and student government. The responsibilities of Student Services include overseeing varsity athletics, providing student health and counseling services, managing the residence halls, sponsoring Associated Student Body activities, ensuring student safety, and formulating and enforcing institutional policies.
ASB: Your student government
The Associated Student Body at Union College may be best known for it's active social calendar—organizing games, banquets, debates and much more. However, the role of ASB in student life goes far beyond the work of the social vice president. Officers are responsible for student publications, including representing student opinion to the college administration, and increasing student participation in multicultural, spiritual and academic activities.
The president and vice presidents, known as the executive officers, are elected in the spring before their term. The other officers are then chosen by the executive officers through an application and interview process.
|The president supports and coordinates the efforts of the other officers, chairs the ASB executive committee, and represents student interests as a participant in committee and board meetings.
|Executive Vice President
|The executive vice president chairs Student Senate, fulfills the duty of the president when he/she is unable, and organizes and certifies ASB elections.
|Financial Vice President
|The financial vice president supervises the responsible stewardship of ASB dues. He/she works with the officers to prepare the ASB budget and present it to the Student Senate, and disburse and track funds throughout the year.
|Social Vice President
|The social vice president is responsible for planning, executing, and cleaning up after social activities with the assistance of the other officers.
|As the executive editor, he/she works with a team to design, layout, write, illustrate, copyedit and publish Union's student newspaper.
|Golden Cords Editor
|As editor of the school yearbook, he/she documents the school year, coordinating working with a team for photography, writing, design and layout.
|Peanut Gallery Editor
|The Peanut Gallery (or "PG"), is a face book in the original sense of the phrase. Published near the beginning of the school year both in print and online, it serves as a pictorial directory. The editor is responsible for pulling the book together quickly, but with style.
|Union for Christ
|The Union for Christ director, or UFC for short, works with both ASB and Campus Ministries to promote involvement in religious and service activities.
|The secretary documents and archives the actions and decisions of ASB and Student Senate and also assists other officers as needed.
|Primarily responsible for representing student academic concerns to the administration, the academic coordinator also organizes events such as debates, lectures and other learning opportunities.
|The international representative promotes diversity on campus by representing the views of international students to the student government and college administration. He/she also works with the social vice president to organize events throughout the year such as the World Cup Soccer Tournament and the Mr. and Ms. World Pageant.
|Public Relations Coordinator
|The public relations coordinator promotes and publicizes ASB events.
|The webmaster manages ASB's online presence, administering both technical and creative aspects of the web site.|
|The yearlook editor is the official videographer for ASB. He/she captures video footage at all activities and events in order to create the end of the year yearlook video. Additionally, the creation of the officer introduction video and various other promotional videos are the responsibility of the yearlook editor.|
|The photo editor is the official photographer for ASB and takes photos at all events and activities. He/she is responsible for the creation of the photo albums seen online, which visually document events and create memories.|
With over a thousand students, faculty and staff at Union College with diverse personalities and backgrounds, no matter what your passion is someone probably shares it.
Campus groups broaden the flavor of Union life. Some functions include fostering diversity through the Multicultural Committee and promoting healthy living with the Wellness Committee.
Numerous student clubs, with interests ranging from outdoor adventures to raising human rights awareness, Warrior sports to business leadership, help students connect with others with similar interests.
Most clubs have open membership and do not require you to be a specific major.
Associated Student Body (ASB)
Business and Computer Club
International Rescue and Relief/Outdoor Club
John Kerbs Society (physician assistant majors only)
Math and Science Club (login required)
Nursing Club (login required)
Science and Math Club
Social Work Club
Warriors Fan Club
Safety and Health
The Student Health office is located in the basement of the Everett Dick Building. For more information on services provided, visit the Student Health page.
Union College's Campus Security director is Ron Dodds. Campus Security is available Monday-Friday at 486-2507. Evenings and weekends you can call 432-3964, and in case of an emergency, call 450-9186.
- Parking Permit Form (electronic)
- Official Union College Parking Regulations (PDF)
- Student Right to Know & Campus Security Awareness Handbook (PDF)
Union's Crisis Response Team has prepared plans and conducted table-top simulations for some of the emergencies most likely to arise at Union. For more information on Union's crisis preparedness, contact Linda Becker.
You wouldn't go hiking in bear country without telling someone your itinerary, and unfortunately, the world is full of predators of one sort or another. Because of this, resident students who wish to leave campus must fill out a leave request before going on a trip or spending the night elsewhere. A leave request tells the college where, when and with whom students are traveling. Deans need to know that the students are safe, or, if someone is gone much longer than expected, that the student might need a helping hand. Leave requests save everyone a lot of worrying.
Because of their importance, falsification of campus leave requests is considered a serious matter and is likely to be referred to the Deans' Council for appropriate disciplinary action. Failure to file a leave request may result in a leave restriction and a call to parents. Notification of campus leaves may be sent to anyone who receives financial statements, such as parents or legal guardians.
Religious service expectations
Participation in a religious community is an important part of the distinctive atmosphere students come to Union for. To foster a sense of community in worship, the college requires students to attend a certain number of services each semester. The number varies based on class standing, age, marital status, on or off-campus residence and other factors. Rather than requiring attendance at specific worship services, students choose which worship opportunities they want to participate in, and the college records that attendance by scanning the students' ID cards.
To read more about religious service expectations, refer to page 38 of the Student Handbook (PDF).
To view your progress towards meeting your religious service expectations, log in here.
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