You know you're home by the sounds and smells that whisper their welcome and greet you faithfully, no matter how long it's been since your last visit. Your new surroundings probably look and feel different now. If you're looking for a comforting place of refuge you feel you have misplaced, look to the Elliott Student Union. The something you can't name, but want to be part of is here. It is found in the quiet study spaces, the cozy corners, the enticing aromas, the sounds of fun and laughter, and most importantly, the friendly faces.
As the center of student life on campus, the Elliott Student Union is a welcoming space that is dedicated to providing facilities, services, and programs while supporting educational life in an environment that creates community and enhances the campus experience.
We will Engage individuals to embrace new learning experiences.
We will Serve UCM and celebrate the campus community.
We will Uplift and encourage all who use our services.
Community: We provide a space that encourages meaningful connections between individuals which cultivates friendships and provides opportunities to participate in programs enriching everyday life.
Diversity and Inclusivity: We create a welcoming and accessible environment advocating for all to be acknowledged and respected. We respond to the evolving needs of our communities through collaborative programs and services.
Involvement/Engagement: We embrace the love of discovery and champion student leadership and personal growth by providing opportunities for involvement, entertainment and enrichment while amplifying our students' voices.
Celebration: We strive to make every interaction as unique as each guest and to foster memorable experiences beyond the classroom keeping our students and guests connected to the University and the time they spent here.
Service:We promote positive experiences and provide resources for those we serve.
Innovation: We embrace change with resourceful creativity and aspire to develop improvements, ideas and solutions in service of our students and mission.
When you walk in the door, your family knows it's you by the sound of your footsteps up to the door and the way you throw your stuff on the floor. Your presence is felt before it is even seen. We can't promise to hear every step, but we know the faces that are frequently hanging around. The welcome mat is always out and it says, come on in.
"Working in the Union has been one of the best decisions I've ever made. Being an ESU employee has opened so many doors and opportunities. Working at the Union, you gain experience and knowledge that you can't get anywhere else on campus. We are like a family in the sense that we all look out for each other. ESU is the place to be!" - Megan Baker