While academic pursuits are at the core of a Union education, we must also provide opportunities for students to grow as citizens of the College and the world. The Powering Union campaign will help create intentional connections between what happens inside and outside the classroom, allowing students to develop a deeper understanding of their world and the role they play in shaping its future. Support for experiential learning— including study away, undergraduate research and community initiatives in Schenectady and the surrounding area—will enable more Union students to immerse themselves in unique, hands-on learning opportunities.
We must also ensure that every Union student benefits from out-of-classroom support that imparts essential lessons about wisdom, empathy and courage. From athletics and our evolving residential curriculum to in-depth career advising and wellness services, campaign investments will reinforce every student’s academic experience and energize our campus culture by fostering important moments of connection among faculty, staff and students.