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Freshman Council

Freshman Council is an exciting opportunity for new students to get involved in student leadership & student government from the very beginning of your college career! The Council holds the important responsibility of serving as a voice for the freshman class as well as helping students get involved in Union life. Members of the council will receive the exciting opportunity to plan events for the freshman class, offer resources to fellow classmates, and provide support to the Student Government Association. You will be mentored by upperclassmen serving on SGA, receive specialized leadership training by a Union staff member, and attend a leadership retreat to help you learn more about your individual strengths and those of other members of Freshman Council! More than just an opportunity to serve fellow classmates, Freshman Council offers you the opportunity to receive leadership training that will benefit you throughout your college years!

The Council consists of 15-17 members who are chosen through and application and interview process with SGA officers, mentors, and the Freshman Council advisor in early Fall. If selected, it is the responsibility of each council member to keep close relationships with their peers and listen to their concerns and suggestions. You will have a huge opportunity to make an impact on Student Life at Union.

Council Responsibilities

In addition to developing close relationships with your fellow classmates, the Freshman Council has the opportunity to plan many activities, including social and service events, for the freshman class and the entire student body.

Past activities have included:

In addition, Freshman Council elects officers from within its members, including a Chair, Co-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and four Senators. Each Senator will represent the Freshman Class at Student Senate and will vote on important issues that affect the class and the entire student body. The Council is also required to attend Student Senate every other week and write bills that will positively impact Union's campus.

Freshman Council applications are available during the first week of the Fall. Applications are due August 29th by 4:00 pm. Interviews for the 2014-2015 Council will begin on September 2nd.

If you have any questions Freshman Council, please contact Karen Taylor (Freshman Council Advisor) at ktaylor@uu.edu.

Upcoming SGA Events
  • Aug 18 - Aug 29, 2014 - SGA: Freshman Council Applications Available - more info - 2:00 p.m.

    Applications are available for freshmen students who are interested in serving on SGA. To apply, please visit: http://www.uu.edu/studentlife/sga/freshmancouncil.cfm
  • Aug 18, 2014 - SGA: Howdy Party - 8:00 p.m.

    Join SGA and the rest of the student body to kick-off the fall semester! Catch up with friends and enjoy free snacks!
  • Sep 3, 2014 - SGA: Student Senate Meeting - 9:30 p.m.
  • Sep 17, 2014 - SGA: Student Senate Meeting - 9:30 p.m.
  • Oct 1, 2014 - SGA: Student Senate Meeting - 9:30 p.m.
  • Oct 15, 2014 - SGA: Executive Officer Petitions Available - 8:00 a.m.

    For more information on running for a SGA Executive Office, please visit: http://www.uu.edu/studentlife/sga/campaign.cfm
  • Oct 15, 2014 - SGA: Student Senate Meeting - 9:30 p.m.
  • Oct 29, 2014 - SGA: Student Senate Meeting - 9:30 p.m.
  • Oct 31, 2014 - SGA: Executive Officer Petitions Due - 8:00 a.m.
  • Nov 12, 2014 - SGA: Student Senate Meeting - 9:30 p.m.
Upcoming Leadership Program Events
  • Aug 15 - Aug 18, 2014 - Student Leadership & Engagement: Focus (New Student Orientation) - 8:00 a.m.
  • Aug 18, 2014 - Student Leadership & Engagement: Student Organization Fair - 2:00 a.m.

    Come find out how to get involved in student organizations on campus! Stop by the PAC main hallway to become familiar with many of the student organizations.
  • Aug 18, 2014 - Student Leadership & Engagement: New Student Orientation Dinner - 5:00 p.m.
  • 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
  • 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