To create a vibrant, welcoming, student-centered environment through
the development of dynamic initiatives, programs, services, and
facilities for our campus and local communities.
Safe, contemporary, and
Progressive student employment
and experiential learning opportunities
Proactive customer services
Diversity of ideas,
expressions, and cultures
Role of the Student Union
The union is the community center of the college,
serving students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests. By whatever
form or name, a student union is an organization offering a variety
of programs, activities, services, and facilities that, when taken
together, represent a well-considered plan for the community life of
The union is an integral part of the educational
mission of the college. As the center of the student community life, the
union complements the academic experience through an extensive variety
of cultural, educational, social, and recreational programs. These
programs provide the opportunity to balance course work and free time
as cooperative factors in education.
The union is a student-centered organization that
values participatory decision-making. Through volunteerism, its
boards, committees, and student employment, the union offers
first-hand experience in citizenship and educates students in
leadership, social responsibility, and values.
In all its processes, the union encourages
self-directed activity, giving maximum opportunity for
self-realization and for growth in individual social competency and
The union's goal is the development of persons as
well as intellects. Traditionally considered the "hearthstone" or
"living room" of the campus, today's union is the gathering place of
the college. The union provides services and conveniences that
members of the college community need in their daily lives and
creates an environment for getting to know and understand others
through formal and informal associations.
The union serves as a unifying force that honors
each individual and values diversity. The union fosters a sense of
community that cultivates enduring loyalty to the college.
Adopted by the Association's general membership in
1996, this statement is based on the Role of the College Union