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Student Leadership & Engagement

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Focus Leaders

Each year, Focus Leaders are selected to lead a group of approximately 20 new students through Union's four day orientation each Fall. These leaders play an important role in helping new students connect with new friends and meet other students both inside and outside of the classroom. Focus Leaders also help new students learn about the University and acclimate to their new life in college.

The selection of new focus leaders takes place each spring. Students selected to serve in this leadership role should be students who take every advantage of the University experience and serve as positive role models to other students. Students interested in holding this position must submit an application, along with two recommendation letters from a Union University faculty or staff member. Students must participate in an interview process that will determine which leaders are selected for the upcoming year.

International Focus Leaders are focus leaders that serve our new International and Missionary Dependent students. A special orientation is held for these students prior to the beginning of focus.

Apply to be a 2014 Focus Leader

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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