The Memorial Union supports division and institutional goals relating to recruitment, retention, and the success of students. This is done by accommodating the space needs of departments and support services, being a major employer of students, and providing services that are essential for the daily life of students and the campus community.
More than just a building...
ACUI Role of the College Union
The college union advances a sense of community, unifying the institution by embracing the diversity of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests. We bolster the educational mission of the institution and the development of students as lifelong learners by delivering an array of cultural, educational, social, and recreational programs, services, and facilities.
By any form or name, we serve as the heart of the campus community and create a welcoming environment by:
Operating as a student-centered organization that engages in shared decision making and holistic development through employment and involvement.
Advocating for inclusivity and equity, fostering respect, and affirming the identities of all individuals.
Educating students in leadership and social responsibility and offering firsthand experiences in global citizenship.
Providing gathering spaces to encourage formal and informal community interactions that build meaningful relationships.
Traditionally considered the living room, the college union enhances the student experience and cultivates an enduring connection to the institution.
Adopted from the Association of College Unions International