KU Carnival Sign photo

Student Programs

Photo of Megan Bartlett.

"I can't imagine where my college experience would have taken me if I hadn't stumbled into the Union during my freshman year. It's provided a place for community...It's an opportunity for students of all backgrounds to find a place of their own."

Megan Bartlett
President, KU Memorial Corporation Board 2019-2020

Student Union Activities

Student Union Activities (SUA) is one of the largest student organizations at KU. SUA has been planning and programming events for the entire Jayhawk community for over 85 years. Events range from concerts, comedians, game tournaments, trivia nights, and more!
SUA members promoting with shirts during an event

The Big Event

The Big Event connects KU campus with the Lawrence community by recruiting thousands of students, faculty, and staff volunteers to work at hundreds of local job sites during one day of service.
Big Event students pose for a photo

KJHK 90.7 FM

Broadcasting 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, KJHK 90.7 FM is the student-run radio station at the University of Kansas. The station has been the voice of independent radio in Lawrence since 1975. Visit the site to learn more about how you can participate or join the staff.
KJHK showcase photo.

Kansas Esports

In November 2019, the University of Kansas announced the first ever formation of a varsity level Esports team. The program was made possible through a partnership with KU Information Technology and Dell Technologies.
Esports team poses for photo on Signing Day.

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Additional Opportunities

RYLA students work together.

Rotary Youth Leadership Academy

In its ongoing efforts to bring future Jayhawks to KU while learning valuable leadership skills, Union Programs works in partnership with Rotary International to present an annual summer Rotary Youth Leadership Academy. RYLA exists to provide Kansas high school students with a fun and educational week-long camp.
RRA Group photo 2020

Rita Ravens Alexander Retreat

Ravens Alexander Leadership Retreat is a 2-day, 1 overnight event that provides intense, concentrated learning and professional development opportunities to students in a retreat-based environment.
Students work together on a laptop.

LDST 320

This course is an introduction to the principles of special event planning and management. Students will gain foundational concepts and professional skills through researching, planning, coordinating, marketing, management, and evaluating special events.

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