Clubs & Organizations

Experience

 

ATHLETIC TRAINING STUDENT ASSOCIATION

Provides a supportive community for all students interested in the field of athletic training and sports medicine.

Contact: lwillson@unionky.edu

NURSING CLUB

Provides a supportive community for all students interested in the nursing profession.

Contact: blbrewer@unionky.edu

PSYCH BOWL

"Psych Bowl” is a competition hosted by the Kentucky Psychological Association for undergraduate psychology majors throughout the state. Union has competed in this event for more than 10 years.

Contact: kspencer@unionky.edu

PSI-CHI

Psi-Chi is a national honor society for psychology students based on excellence in academic endeavors. Members can be expected to discuss topics of current interest in the field, network, study and promote psychology.

Contact: kwalczak@unionky.edu

PSYCHOLOGY CLUB

Psychology Club is an organization established by Union College’s Psychology Department. The purpose of the club is to capture the interest of Union College students in the field of psychology.

Contact: jowens@unionky.edu

SCIENCE CLUB

This club promotes student interest in the sciences through recreational activities, lecture-discussions, lab exercises, field trips and academic guidance. It is open to all students and promotes awareness of career opportunities and further studies in the area of STEM, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, dentistry, optometry, ophthalmology, medicine and allied disciplines.

Contact: fachenjang@unionky.edu

THE SOCIOLOGY CLUB

This club serves a number of different functions: to help students explore the world from a sociological perspective; to encourage sociology majors to celebrate their successes; to help sponsor guest speakers and forums which are sociological in nature, as well as the annual Minorities Day event. All interested students, staff and faculty are invited to participate.

Contact: lsilber@unionky.edu

SOCIAL WORK CLUB

The purpose of this club is to educate the community about social work, provide service to the community and provide learning opportunities for students. Membership is open to all students, including non-social work majors.

Contact: mellison@unionky.edu

 

Explore

 

APPALACHIAN WILDERNESS CLUB

This club offers outdoor adventures including hiking and backpacking, caving, climbing and rappelling, canoeing, kayaking and more.

Contact: jmesser@unionky.edu

CAMPUS ACTIVITIES BOARD

This organization seeks to design, produce and promote a broad range of activities on campus for student entertainment and enjoyment. The board also provides support and encouragement to individuals and organizations seeking to create activities.

Contact: cody.thompson@unionky.edu

GAY-STRAIGHT ALLIANCE

Gay-Straight Alliance was created to support understanding and spread knowledge of the gay, straight and transgendered communities. Their mission is to fight homophobia and transphobia through education as an alliance of people from all sexual orientations; gay, straight, lesbian and transgendered coming together.

Contact: karmour@unionky.edu

SOCIAL PLAYERS GUILD

This organization provides a network for students who are interested in gaming ranging from video games for XBox or Playstation, as well as Dungeons and Dragons, Magic the Gathering, and various board games. This group meets weekly on Wednesdays.

Contact: cody.thompson@unionky.edu


Faith

 

BAPTIST CAMPUS MINISTRY

Baptist Campus Ministry is a place to show the love of Christ through authentic relationships with students, faculty, staff and alumni. The ministry welcomes all denominations.

Contact: wwahlstedt@unionky.edu

THE NEWMAN CLUB

This club New is an organization where Union catholic students can engage their energy and enthusiasm in faith and fellowship in collaboration with the pastor and parishioners of St Gregory’s Catholic Church, Barbourville. Members meet often for Eucharistic communion, and other events like retreats, faith formation, mission field trips, music & worship, community service, intramural sports, guest speakers and Bible studies. The Newman Club thus provides opportunity for faith development and Christian leadership and forms global citizens and future leaders in the church; bridging faith and intellectual traditions with society.

Contact: fachenjang@unionky.edu

SPIRITUAL LIFE TEAM

Spiritual Life is the official campus ministry of the college.  It is guided by the Way of Love that Jesus taught, practiced, and lived. We emphasize radically accepting others, discovering who God made us to become, growing into spiritual maturity, and becoming spiritual leaders both on and off campus.  Spiritual Life has several activities during the week, including Eat Pray Fun (a fellowship evening), Book Club, Rev’s Ugly Mug (a gathering at a local coffee shop for free coffee and conversation about current events from a faith perspective), and weekly chapel services.  In addition, Spiritual Life takes service trips, hosts concerts, and lots of other fun activities throughout the year.

Contact: dkmiller@unionky.edu or visit www.unionky.edu/departments/spirituallife

 

Leadership

 

INTERNATIONAL CLUB

This club was created to bring our international and domestic students together to learn from one another. It serves as a support group for international students and aims to increase cultural awareness.

Contact: bcory@unionky.edu

NATIONAL & KENTUCKY EDUCATION ASSOCIATION STUDENT PROGRAM

The KEA/NEA-SP acquaints prospective educators with the history, ethics and programs of the organized teaching profession; provides practical experience by working together in democratic and collaborative ways on the problems and issues of the profession.

Contact: jreeves@unionky.edu

STUDENT AMBASSADORS

The Union College Student Ambassadors (UCSA) volunteer their time throughout the summer and academic year to help make Union a better place for current and future students. The group assists the Admissions Office in introducing new students and guests to campus life and facilities.

Contact: hriley@unionky.edu

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION

The SGA comprises of a group of elected student leaders that form a parallel structure to the current administration of the college and serves as the representative voice for all current students.

Contact: sasmith@unionky.edu

 

Service


COMMON PARTNERS

This community outreach organization has been part of Union’s mission in the community since 1999. Students engaged in service through Common Partners are asked to serve the community weekly and can earn scholarships for their commitment. Our students, faculty and staff regularly contribute more than 15,000 volunteer hours annually through our service programs. Common Partners is one part of Union’s civic engagement component that strengthens our communities while allowing our students to find the spark to get involved and inspire others.

Contact: jcarroll@unionky.edu

BULLDOG BUDDIES (COMMON PARTNERS)

Students in this organization serve as one on one mentors to community children through tutoring, activities and field trips.

Contact: jcarroll@unionky.edu

TIMELESS TALES READING CENTER (COMMON PARTNERS)

Students, faculty and staff serve as one-on-one tutors in the Timeless Tales Reading Center.

Contact: jcarroll@unionky.edu

THE COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN

The goal of this organization's student division is to help them develop educational instruction skills, awareness of legal and ethical practices, to provide a forum for sharing experiences and opportunities for professional development. CEC members work within the schools and community to provide aid and assistance whenever possible.

Contact: ymoore@unionky.edu