"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."
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.