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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
  • 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
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