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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
  • Apr 23, 2014 - SGA: Dr. Dub at Student Senate Meeting - 9:30 p.m.

    All students are welcome and encouraged to come hear Dr. Dub speak at SGA Student Senate meeting. Regular legislation will also be presented. Please note the change of location.
  • 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