Barefoots Joe exists to serve Union University and the broader community by providing a classical coffeehouse that acts as a place for conversation, exchange of ideas, and appreciation of the arts. Further, we strive to provide excellent products and service, upholding such values as the worth of the individual, care of the earth, and good stewardship.
To this end, we are guided by the following principles:
Formerly the student lounge, Barefoots Joe coffee house was transformed after the 2008 tornado by a team of students who designed and implemented the renovations. Much of the space is student-run by the Barefoots Leadership Team which is a team of students who are given leadership opportunity in their area of study - business, music, art, film, public relations, etc.