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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
  • Feb 3, 2015 - SGA: Holla Back Party - 7:00 p.m.

    Join the Student Government Association as we welcome everyone back for the spring semester in the Bowld Commons Gym! Free snacks!
  • Feb 11, 2015 - SGA: Student Senate Meeting - 9:30 p.m.
  • Feb 25, 2015 - SGA: Student Senate Meeting - 9:30 p.m.
  • Mar 11, 2015 - SGA: Student Senate Meeting - 9:30 p.m.
  • Mar 17, 2015 - SGA: Class Officer Petitions Available - 8:00 a.m.
  • Apr 8, 2015 - SGA: Student Senate Meeting - 9:30 p.m.
  • Apr 10, 2015 - SGA: Class Officer Petitions Due - 4:00 p.m.
  • Apr 22, 2015 - SGA: Student Senate Meeting - 9:30 p.m.
  • Apr 23 - Apr 27, 2015 - SGA: Class Officer Elections - 8:00 a.m.

    Cast your vote, online through the portal, for your SGA Executive Officers!
  • Apr 25, 2015 - SGA: 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. 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.
Upcoming Leadership Program Events
  • 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 18, 2015 - SAC: Variety Show - 7:00 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

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