The University Unions
The University Unions serve to enrich campus life, complement the academic mission, and be vital to the student experience, as well as provide related goods and services to the campus community.
The University Unions have two primary Union facilities, the Texas Union and the Student Activity Center, and three additional managed spaces that serve as community centers for The University of Texas at Austin. All of our facilities offer space for studying, programming, informal gathering, and items for purchase in stores, including a wide variety of food and beverage services. In addition, there are outdoor gathering spaces, patios, and mobile food truck locations for the campus community.
Campus Events + Entertainment offers programs for intellectual, cultural, social, and recreational development. The University Unions coordinates beneficial co-curricular activities and promotes social justice. Through these opportunities, students can strengthen their leadership experience, self-expression, and management skills.
The University Unions Board of Directors recommends policy for the University Unions. The voting membership of the board includes six students and three faculty members. The executive director of the University Unions and appointee of the vice president for student affairs, serve as ex officio members without vote.