Office of the President

Union College Challenge

President Harris issues the #UnionCollegeChallenge
A message to the Union community

President Harris has called on us to join him in becoming more comfortable being uncomfortable, and in the process to growing as individuals and as a community. He asked that each of us commit to doing at least one thing that is new, in our studies, our jobs, or our personal lives. What takes you out of your comfort zone? What will help you to learn and grow? This is the #UnionCollegeChallenge.

Union College Challenge

Participating in the #UnionCollegeChallenge is simple. Here are the steps:

  1. Post to social media what you want to accomplish and why it pushes you beyond your comfort zone. Please make your challenge a responsible choice that doesn’t put you or others at any risk of harm.
  2. Post updates as you work towards achieving your goal. Give others a chance to support you in achieving your goal.
  3. Post about the experience after the goal is achieved. We all want to celebrate your achievement!
  4. After you complete your challenge, fill out this short form. Provide us with your email if you want to receive a #UnionCollegeChallenge coin (only one coin per person, but no limit to the number of times one can participate).

If you’re not using social media you can still join in! Simply send a note to the following address with your contact information and information about your challenge. And when you’re done send us another note saying that you have completed your challenge and tell us about the experience.

Union College Challenge Medal another side

Presidents Office
Union College
807 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12308

You need not have a Union College affiliation to participate.