"They told me they prayed over
our room assignments, and ever
since I first met my roommates,
really are great
people to have in
my life. Everyone
at Union is ready
to help me whenever I need it."
Another of Union’s core values
emphasizes our “people-focused”
Union combines the advantages of being
a nationally recognized university with the
personal attention of a close-knit learning
community. Professors will know your
name and care about your future.
If you go to the Bowld Student Commons
or Barefoots Joe, our on-campus coffee
house, you’ll see what this means. You
might find a student sipping coffee with a
professor and discussing common interests.
You’ll see a place designed and decorated
by students. It’s a place where they can
meet up with friends, find a relaxing study
environment or unwind after a long day.
That combination of small-school
closeness and big-school amenities is
unique and a great advantage for our
students. A few more examples:
- Union is large enough to offer more
than 100 programs of study on the
undergraduate and graduate levels, yet
small enough that 100 percent of our
classes are taught by professors rather
than graduate students.
- Union is large enough to be
recognized in national rankings and
publications, yet small enough that
every new incoming student is prayed for
by name before they arrive on campus.
- Union is large enough to attract
renowned scholars to its faculty, yet
small enough that students often are
invited to dinner in the homes of these
scholars. In fact, faculty members
also give out their home telephone
numbers and reserve office time for
anyone needing extra help.
- Union is large enough to get national
attention in athletics (including five
national titles in women’s basketball),
yet small enough to provide
individual guidance on personal fitness
and intramural activities that benefit
- Union is large enough to support
what has been named the best
college newspaper in the South, yet
small enough that professors and
students informally discuss the most
controversial news of the day over
coffee or at the lunch table.
At Union, students are priority one. As
Union continues to grow, we will never
lose our focus on individual students.