Mission and Role of the College Union

The Joe Crowley Student Union is the community center of the University

It enriches campus life and the educational process by providing cultural, social, recreational and intellectual experiences which students can share with faculty, staff, alumni and guests. Students are the number one priority.

Through its various student organizations, the student union advisory board and staff, the student union serves to enhance the intellectual program of the university and make activities a cooperative factor with education.

The student union is an integral part of the university's educational environment, providing stimulating programs, services and facilities for the community. It affords the opportunity for informal association outside the classroom.

The Joe Crowley Student Union encourages self-directed activity, geared toward the diverse needs of the university and Northern Nevada community. The student union provides maximum opportunity for self-realization and individual growth.

The Role of the College Union

The Union is the community center of the college, serving students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests. By whatever form or name, a college union is an organization offering a variety of programs, activities, services and facilities that, when taken together, represent a well-considered plan for the community life of the college.

The Union is an integral part of the educational mission of the college.

As the center of the college community life, The Union complements the academic experience through an extensive variety of cultural, educational, social, and recreational programs. These programs provide the opportunity to balance course work and free time as cooperative factors in education.

The Union is a student-centered organization that values participatory decision making. Through volunteerism, its boards, committees, and student employment, The Union offers firsthand experience in citizenship and educates students in leadership, social responsibility, and values. In all its processes, The Union encourages self-directed activity, giving maximum opportunity for self-realization and for growth in individual social competency and group effectiveness.

Adopted from the Association of College Unions International

The Union's goal is the development of persons as well as intellects

Traditionally considered the "hearthstone" or "living room" of the campus, today's Union is the gathering place of the college. The Union provides services and conveniences that members of the college community need in their daily lives and creates an environment for getting to know and understand others through formal and informal associations.

The Union serves as a unifying force that honors each individual and values diversity. The Union fosters a sense of community that cultivates enduring loyalty to the college.