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Freshman Council

Freshman Council is an exciting opportunity for new students to get involved in student leadership & student government from the very beginning of your college career! The Council holds the important responsibility of serving as a voice for the freshman class as well as helping students get involved in Union life. Members of the council will receive the exciting opportunity to plan events for the freshman class, offer resources to fellow classmates, and provide support to the Student Government Association. You will be mentored by upperclassmen serving on SGA, receive specialized leadership training by a Union staff member, and attend a leadership retreat to help you learn more about your individual strengths and those of other members of Freshman Council! More than just an opportunity to serve fellow classmates, Freshman Council offers you the opportunity to receive leadership training that will benefit you throughout your college years!

The Council consists of 15-17 members who are chosen through and application and interview process with SGA officers, mentors, and the Freshman Council advisor in early Fall. If selected, it is the responsibility of each council member to keep close relationships with their peers and listen to their concerns and suggestions. You will have a huge opportunity to make an impact on Student Life at Union.

Council Responsibilities

In addition to developing close relationships with your fellow classmates, the Freshman Council has the opportunity to plan many activities, including social and service events, for the freshman class and the entire student body.

Past activities have included:

In addition, Freshman Council elects officers from within its members, including a Chair, Co-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and four Senators. Each Senator will represent the Freshman Class at Student Senate and will vote on important issues that affect the class and the entire student body. The Council is also required to attend Student Senate every other week and write bills that will positively impact Union's campus.

Freshman Council applications are available during the first week of the Fall. Applications are due August 30th by 4:00 pm. Interviews for the 2013-2014 Council will begin on September 3rd.

If you have any questions Freshman Council, please contact Karen Taylor (Freshman Council Advisor) at ktaylor@uu.edu.

Upcoming SGA Events
  • Apr 24 - Apr 28, 2014 - SGA: Class Officer Elections - 8:00 a.m.

    Cast your vote, online through the portal, for your SGA Executive Officers!
  • Apr 24, 2014 - SGA: Glow Run Sponsored by Sophomore Council - 8:00 p.m.

    All students are welcome to participate in a Glow Run sponsored by Sophomore Council. Sign up in front of the Brewer Dining Hall during lunch or email Holly Johnson at holly.johnson97@my.uu.edu.
  • Apr 26, 2014 - SGA & SAC: Cardinal Ball - 8:00 p.m.

    SGA and SAC invite all students to a campus wide formal on April 26th, 2014. The Cardinal Ball will be held at The New Southern Building in downtown Jackson at 118 E Baltimore Street. Doors will open at 7:45 p.m. The event will run from 8:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m. with music and entertainment on the first floor alongside refreshments and light snacks provided upstairs. Tickets will cost $15 per person or $25 for a couple. For more information, please contact Mason English at mason.english@my.uu.edu.
  • May 7, 2014 - SGA: Student Senate Meeting - 9:30 p.m.
Upcoming Leadership Program Events
Upcoming SAC Events
  • Apr 26, 2014 - SGA & SAC: Cardinal Ball - 8:00 p.m.

    SGA and SAC invite all students to a campus wide formal on April 26th, 2014. The Cardinal Ball will be held at The New Southern Building in downtown Jackson at 118 E Baltimore Street. Doors will open at 7:45 p.m. The event will run from 8:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m. with music and entertainment on the first floor alongside refreshments and light snacks provided upstairs. Tickets will cost $15 per person or $25 for a couple. For more information, please contact Mason English at mason.english@my.uu.edu.
  • May 3, 2014 - SAC: Variety Show - more info - 7:00 p.m.
  • May 9, 2014 - SAC: Movie on the Lawn - 8:00 p.m.
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