The University Union provides the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay community with facilities, services, conveniences, and programs to enhance the quality of university life. More than just a building, the University Union fosters an environment where the campus community may learn outside of the classroom by helping to connect free time activity with educational study through recreational, social, cultural, governance, employment, and civic involvement opportunities. As the student-focused “living room” and hub of the campus, the Union offers campus information and ID services, dining services, recreational and entertainment areas, events spaces and support, study and lounge areas, event ticketing services, and many other conveniences. It is the goal of the University Union organization to be receptive and responsive to the changing and diverse needs and issues of the campus community.
Role of the University Union
As the center of the college 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 growth in individual social competency and group effectiveness.
Courtesy of the Association of College Unions International's general membership in 1996, this statement is based on the Role of the College Union statement, 1956.
The University Union is funded by student fees, generated revenue and space rentals.