The Wisconsin Union is a Founding Member of the Association of College Unions International (ACUI).
The union is the community center of the college, serving students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests. By whatever form or name, a college union is an organization offering a variety of programs, activities, services, and facilities that, when taken together, represent a well-considered plan for the community life of the college.
Traditionally considered the “hearthstone” or “living room” of the campus, today’s union is the gathering place of the college. The union provides services and conveniences that members of the college community need in their daily lives and creates an environment for getting to know and understand others through formal and informal associations.
The union serves as a unifying force that honors each individual and values diversity.
The union fosters a sense of community that cultivates enduring loyalty to the college.
Adopted by the Association’s general membership in 1996, this statement is based on the Role of the College Union statement, 1956.