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Student Activities Council

Believing that college is more than just the classroom experience, the Student Activities Council seeks to promote campus unity and improve the quality of student life by providing entertaining activities and various opportunities for campus involvement.

You may learn more about our campus traditions below. Please let us know if we can help in any way. We hope to see you soon!

The Student Activities Council
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2014-15 SAC Application

Executive Council 2014

Traditions

SAC Gameshow

New Student Game Show

During New Student Orientation (FOCUS), SAC hosts the New Student Game Show. Students play games and win prizes in our high-energy "Focus Feud and Let's Make A Deal."

Midnight Movies

Every month, SAC partners with a quaint movie theatre in Humboldt to provide low cost movies ($3) to our Union students. This is a beloved Union activity and we almost always sell out the theatre. The theatre is located fifteen minutes north of Jackson (directions below). Because this event is held off campus, we encourage carpooling. Tickets are sold outside the Student Dining Hall a few days in advance of the showing.

Our partnership with the theatre does not allow us to choose the movie, but we do not sell tickets to R rated shows. We use discretion with the other films we show, although some students may wish to evaluate the movie content beforehand to ensure that the movie will not be a distraction or fall outside their personal Christian liberty. Three excellent film review and content sites are www.rottentomatoes.com, www.screenit.com, www.pluggedin.com.

Directions: 1408 Main St, Humboldt, TN

From Jackson, drive north on Highway 45 Bypass. One mile past the airport, turn left onto Main Street and follow until you see the theater on the left.

If you miss this turn, continue on until the light at Central Ave. Turn left on Central Ave. Follow until it dead-ends at Main Street. Turn right on Main Street, and you will see the theater.

SAC Movie on the Lawn

Movie on the Lawn

Each Fall and Spring, SAC shows a movie on a huge, outdoor screen in the Watters Quad. Free popcorn, candy and sodas are provided. Be sure to bring a blanket or chair!


SAC Homecoming concert

Homecoming Concert

During fall Homecoming festivities, SAC hosts the annual Homecoming Concert. Tickets are available to students at a low cost and are sold a few weeks in advance of the show. Past artists include Lecrae, Mikeschair, After Edmund, Shane and Shane, Bebo Norman, Derek Webb and Sandra McCracken. If you are interested in performing or recommending an artist for Homecoming, please see our music policy (.pdf).

Carl Perkins Christmas Party

Each December, SAC hosts a Christmas extravaganza for children involved with the local Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Organizations, departments, groups and friends sponsor the children and spend the evening eating dinner, making crafts and opening gifts with the children. The Union community loves the opportunity to serve together and spend time with these wonderful children from our local area.

2013 Sponsor Sign-up

Variety Show

The Student Activities Council presents the 17th annual Variety Show held at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in downtown Jackson on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 7 p.m.

No doubt the largest student led event on campus all year, Variety Show highlights student talent in the fullest sense. Students in small and large group categories perform many types of talent, and they wow the audience with dance, song, creativity and more. This is an evening you will not want to miss!

Learn More About the Variety Show

Be Our Guest

SAC's Be Our Guest brings faculty, staff and students together for a home-cooked meal. Faculty and staff open their homes, cook dinner and spend an evening with a group of students who sign up for the night. Faculty and staff enjoy this time just as much as students. Everyone treasures these intentional times together and considers it a favorite.

SAC May Day

Wreck and Relax Day

During finals week SAC and Residence Life organize Wreck and Relax Day to give students a brief break from studying. Activities throughout the day include massages, free food, water activities, and inflatables. You also don't want to miss your opportunity to let a little stress out by wrecking our car!

Upcoming SGA Events
  • Oct 29, 2014 - SGA: Student Senate Meeting - 9:30 p.m.
  • Oct 30, 2014 - SGA: Trunk or Treat - 6:00 p.m.

    Sophomore Council is hosting "Trunk or Treat" for all students! Stop by the sidewalk between the Quads to get free candy and enjoy fellowship.
  • Oct 31, 2014 - SGA: Executive Officer Petitions Due - 8:00 a.m.
  • Nov 4, 2014 - SGA/Senior Council: Bulldog Olympics - 9:00 p.m.

    This fun competition between student organizations is a mix of silly, athletic, messy, and competitive games that anyone, regardless of athletic skill, can participate in.
  • Nov 12, 2014 - SGA: Student Senate Meeting - 9:30 p.m.
  • Nov 13 - Nov 17, 2014 - SGA: Executive Officer Elections - 8:00 a.m.

    Cast your vote, online through the portal, for your SGA Executive Officers!
  • Nov 21, 2014 - SGA: Vacated Class Officer Petitions Due - 4:00 p.m.
  • Feb 3, 2015 - SGA: Holla Back Party - 7:00 p.m.

    Join the Student Government Association as we welcome everyone back for the spring semester in the Bowld Commons Gym! Free snacks!
  • Feb 11, 2015 - SGA: Student Senate Meeting - 9:30 p.m.
  • Feb 25, 2015 - SGA: Student Senate Meeting - 9:30 p.m.
Upcoming Leadership Program Events
  • Dec 1 - Feb 16, 2015 - Student Leadership & Engagement: Focus Leader Applications Available - 8:00 a.m.

    Apply to be a 2015 Focus leader! Applications and letters of recommendation are due by February 16 at 4:00pm. Complete the online application here: http://www.uu.edu/studentservices/orientation/focusleaders.cfm
  • Feb 3, 2015 - Student Leadership & Engagement: New Student Orientation - 5:00 p.m.
  • Feb 16, 2015 - Student Leadership & Engagement: Focus Leader Applications Due - 4:00 p.m.

    Apply to be a 2015 Focus leader! Applications and letters of recommendation are due by February 16 at 4:00pm. Complete the online application here: http://www.uu.edu/studentservices/orientation/focusleaders.cfm
  • Feb 20, 2015 - Student Leadership & Engagement: Student Organization Fair - 12:00 p.m.

    Come find out how to get involved in student organizations on campus! Stop by the SUB hallway to become familiar with many of the student organizations.
Upcoming SAC Events
  • Nov 3, 2014 - SAC: Homecoming Bonfire - 8:00 p.m.

    Location: Near Hope Quad

    Help us kick off Homecoming Week and celebrate our new president and first lady, Dr. Dub and Susie Oliver. The whole student body is invited and encouraged to attend. We will have FREE hot chocolate and treats!

  • Nov 13 - Nov 20, 2014 - SAC: Escape Rooms!!! - 5:00 p.m.
  • Apr 18, 2015 - SAC: Variety Show - 7:00 p.m.
  • Apr 25, 2015 - SGA & SAC: Cardinal Ball - 8:00 p.m.

    SGA and SAC invite all students to a campus wide formal on April 25th, 2015. The Cardinal Ball will be held at The New Southern Building in downtown Jackson at 118 E Baltimore Street.
Office Contact Information
  • Office phone: 731.661.5094 or 731.661.5244
  • Office fax: 731.661.5017
  • Mailing address:
    Campus Box 1806
    1050 Union University Drive
    Jackson, TN 38305

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