Union's inclusive campus

The Union College Unity Quilt hangs in Memorial Chapel

A Union of differences

In today's increasingly interconnected world, developing cultural competency and embracing differences is essential to success.

At Union, you'll be encouraged to challenge yourself and your way of thinking. In fact, interacting with students, faculty members and others from a variety of backgrounds is one of the most important dimensions of your college experience. These influences will help you grow and expand. Ethnic and cultural diversity enrich our student life, academic programs and campus activities. You'll also experience diversity based on race, religion, ability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and national origin.

Multicultural Affairs

The Office of Multicultural Affairs develops and implements diversity leadership programs for the Union College community. The office works to enhance collaboration among campus organizations and provide program assistance for cultural events, LGBTQ+ programs, religious programs and other special events. 

Religious and Spiritual Life

Union values religion and spirituality as a crucial part of cultural diversity and identity and is dedicated to building religious fluency among students.  Several spiritual advisors representing different faith traditions are here to offer guidance and support.

Disability Services

The Disability Services office is committed to providing students with disabilities equal opportunities to benefit from all College services, programs and activities.

LGBTQ+ at Union

Union is committed to fostering and maintaining an environment that is welcoming and safe for all students and employees. We offer an array of resources to help members of the LGBTQ+ community fit in, grow and thrive.

Student Clubs and Organizations

Meet your classmates in a variety of student clubs and organizations, from the African and Latino Alliance to WRUC, the first radio station in the nation.

Theme Houses

Union's Theme Houses offer like-minded students the chance to live together and connect over common interests.

UNITAS

UNITAS solicits and reviews applications from students, faculty, staff and alumni and gives grants to make ideas that support innovative diversity programming. 

ADVISORY COUNCIL ON GLOBAL AFFAIRS

The Advisory Council on Global Affairs has developed a "What Will Union Do?" action list in reference to the recent Executive Orders focusing on a travel ban and immigration law challenges. The College is required to protect privacy rights by federal law to keep confidential any identifying information on race, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity documentation.