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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 Life office is the epicenter of this vibrant campus life, an intersection between the college administration and student government. The responsibilities of Student Life include overseeing varsity athletics, providing student health and counseling services, managing the residence halls, sponsoring Student Association activities, ensuring student safety, and formulating and enforcing institutional policies.
We help you make the most of your time at Union.
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.
- Amnesty/Tiny Hands International
- Associated Student Body (ASB)
- Business and Computer Club
- Education Club
- Footprints Drama
- Health & Human Performance
- Human Health and Fitness
- International Club
- International Rescue and Relief/Outdoor Club
- John Kerbs Society (physician assistant majors only)
- Math and Science Club
- Ministry Club
- Music Club
- Nursing Club
- Pre-Health Professional Club
- Psychology Club
- Red Cross Club
- Social Work Club
- Tech and Tabletop Club
- Warriors Fan Club
Safety and Health
The Campus Health office is located on the ground floor of Rees Hall next to the police substation. For more information on services provided, visit the Campus Health page.
Campus Safety is available 24/7 by calling 402.486.2911. See the Campus Safety page for more information.
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 Kim Canine.
- Incident Response Plan (PDF)
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 43 of the Student Handbook (PDF).
To view your progress towards meeting your religious service expectations, log in here.