ERIC Number: ED226634
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
College Unions: Fifty Facts.
Association of College Unions-International, Bloomington, IN.
Information is presented about the history of student unions, purposes of the college union, programs, services, facilities, financing, along with basic facts about the Association of College Unions-International (ACU-I). Origins of the college union in England and the United States are traced, and it is noted that the union has rapidly spread among two-year and small four-year institutions. The union is the community center of the college, providing services, conveniences, and amenities to improve the daily life on the campus. It provides a cultural, social, and recreational program designed to promote students' personal growth and leadership. The most common union programs are art exhibits, concerts, film series, games and tournaments, forums, lectures, and numerous special programs and projects. Many unions are giving attention to physical well-being and the desire for outdoor activity. Activities are initiated and coordinated by various program committees that involve students. Information is also presented on facilities and services, financing and administration of college unions, ACU-I's purpose, membership, publication, and activities, which include helping unions improve programs and services. (SW)
Descriptors: College Environment, College Students, Educational History, Extracurricular Activities, Higher Education, Leadership, Professional Associations, Program Administration, Recreational Activities, Recreational Facilities, Social Organizations, Student Development, Student Unions
Association of College Unions-International, 400 E. Seventh Street, Bloomington, IN 47405 (10 or more, $.20 each).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of College Unions-International, Bloomington, IN.