Sociology students responded to the following charge on the End It movement's website: "This February 27th, join us and other Freedom Fighters from around the world as we SHINE A LIGHT ON SLAVERY. Draw a RED X on your hand. Tell your world that slavery still exists and YOU WON'T STAND FOR IT... Let's make this SHINE A LIGHT ON SLAVERY DAY even brighter than ever."
December 5, 2013 - S. I. S. organized their second book drive at the end of the Fall semester. They partnered with World Wide Books to donate books collected around campus that will go toward raising world literacy rates. This semester the donated books will be sent to Zimbabwe and Nairobi.
November 11, 2013 - Representatives of the Jackson Chamber of Commerce speak to class about recruiting businesses to Jackson. Major selling points for moving a business to Jackson are un-unionized labor, large workforce availability area, technical and vocational training available, 6 four-year universities and 2 communities colleges, redundant utility infrastructure, and good quality of life.
November 8, 2013 - Phil Davignon, Ph.D. candidate in Baylor University’s Department of Sociology, visited Union’s campus and gave a guest lecture on the complexities of Christian sociology. This event was sponsored by the Institute for Intellectual Discipleship. His talk was titled Can Sociology Be Redeemed?: What Good is Sociology? Does it belong at a Christian University?
November 7, 2013 - S.I.S. officers and members worked hard this year to plan and implement their first annual fall festival. They set up the Bowld gym with several different game stations. They encouraged students and faculty alike to come out and bring friends and family to celebrate the fall season. People could purchase tickets for $1 that they could redeem for food, drinks, or to play games. It was a night of s’mores, campfires, carnival games, and laughter! Thanks to everyone who helped to make this year’s fall festival a success.