Union's Story

Union College is passionate about serving its students and the region it calls home. We strongly support a diverse academic environment built upon a liberal arts foundation and integration of higher order thinking into all of our learning. We encourage civic engagement and service learning throughout the communities we serve. Union strives to celebrate our Appalachian heritage and welcomes an environment where the people of this area and their traditions are made an integral part of the institutional mission. Each person that steps onto the Union campus becomes part of our family and we commit to foster those relationships for generations to come. That is our passion, our inspiration and our pledge to you. 

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Union graduates know how to fan the flames of success. And, whatever they're doing, you can be sure that they're inspiring others to catch fire. 

Repair Affair is an annual service project.

The Union College community volunteers more than 15,000 hours in an average academic year.

All Union students have opportunities to get in the game.

Union College is committed to lifelong learning.

Since 1879, we've educated leaders in our region and beyond.

Timeline of Union's history

A timeline of Union College's history