Student Union Activities


"Student Union Activities celebrated its 85th anniversary of service for KU students with a year-long schedule of carefully crafted events. Accumulating over 51K attendees and showing the Jayhawk pride across campus."

Thanh Tan Nguyen
2023 SUA Executive Director

2021 Statistics

UnionFest Fall 23 Attendance
SUA Events Held
Attendees at Events

Making Memories

Student Union Activities, has been a thriving student organization at KU for over 85 years, dedicated to enriching the college experience. Through diverse, interactive, and educational programming, SUA fosters a vibrant community. Committed to leadership opportunities, SUA upholds its mission in every event, enhancing the KU campus experience.


Big Jay at 85th Birthday Party

Serving Throughout The Years

SUA celebrated 85 years of programming events across campus for the entire Jayhawk community to enjoy. We continue to strive to uphold our mission of enriching the college experience by providing diverse, interactive and educational programming.
Union Gallery

Work in the Gallery

Kansas Union Gallery was able to host 15 different artists of various media types in the Gallery this year, with over 6,000 viewers between exhibitions. That is a 27% increase in visitors from 2022.

Serving Through Spirit

SUA and KU Athletics continued to partner to present Jayhawk spirit-related events. Over 5,000 students joined us for football tailgates, baseball and basketball student sections, KU trivia, and other KU related activities.

"For the past 85 years, SUA has been enriching Jayhawks’ college experience with a magnitude of carefully tailored events. We strive to foster an engaging and welcoming environment for a diversity of students to enjoy. SUA is integral to furthering the student union mission and making learning possible at the University of Kansas."

- Thanh Tan Nguyen, 2023 Executive Director


SUA provides great opportunities for diverse populations across campus which is always nice to have at KU. I find it very inviting and helpful, especially for people coming to KU like me. The events allow me to meet new people and discover new things.

- FA23 Survey Response

Kickoff Karoke

Learn More About Student Union Activities

One of KU’s largest student organizations, who plans events for the entire Jayhawk community to enjoy for over 85 years.