ERIC Number: ED297621
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Back to Basics: Unions Reaffirms Their Campus Roles.
Blackburn, Richard D.
ACU-I Bulletin, v56 n2 p12-16 Mar 1988
The role of the college student union is discussed in this review of what makes a union successful. It is suggested that the truly successful one combines the concepts of unifying force, common meeting ground, and community in order to educate as well as generate revenue. Issues considered include: hiring and training employees; competition with local businesses; matching activities with student interests; diversity of programs to combat racism and changing demographics of college student bodies; facility space; bans on alcohol; safety and security issues (e.g., date rape, AIDS, smoking bans); food service; revenue generation services (e.g., copy centers, video stores); and outlook for the future. (LB)
Descriptors: College Students, Competition, Educational Environment, Extracurricular Activities, Higher Education, Organizational Objectives, Personnel Selection, Recreation, Role Perception, School Business Relationship, School Safety, Student College Relationship, Student Personnel Services, Student Unions
Association of College Unions-International, 400 E. Seventh Street, Bloomington, IN 47405 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of College Unions-International, Bloomington, IN.