About Student Unions & Activities

Student Unions & Activities is here to help University of Minnesota students find community and connect to campus. Student Unions & Activities offers diverse opportunities to get involved, engage in events, join student groups, find jobs, support, leadership opportunities, and more.

Students are central to the student unions, both in its offerings and operations. Student Unions & Activities employs and professionally develops over 200 students annually in a wide array of positions. From event planning to its Board of Governors, with hundreds of jobs and leadership roles in between, students are informing and leading Student Unions & Activities, while enriching their own student experience.


Student Unions and Activities serves the campus by providing opportunities for the diverse graduate, professional, and undergraduate student community. Students experience inclusive engagement, develop life skills, and achieve excellence through access to spaces, convenient services, and programs.


To create a culture for innovative, inclusive and impactful programs and services that support student success.



Provide a safe place that fosters a sense of University pride where students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members can socialize, share ideas, and collaborate.


Provide a welcoming and respectful environment where the unique qualities and interests of all individuals and communities are embraced and celebrated.


Develop innovative and creative services, programs, and facilities in a responsible manner that proactively adapts to the changing needs of the University community..


Provide experiential and reflective developmental opportunities to cultivate a holistic educational experience that prepares students for their future.