Welcome to the K-State Student Union! Since opening its doors in 1956, the Union has been the host to the campus and the community. The Union plays an integral role in the educational mission of the university and fosters an environment that promotes respect for all peoples.
Our Mission: The K-State Student Union is a center for the campus community and plays an integral role in the educational mission of the university. It provides products, services, and programs to enhance the quality of life of its students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests, with particular emphasis on students. It fosters and environment that promotes respect for all people and values diversity, leadership development and the free exchange of ideas.
- Accepted and adopted by Union Governing Board Dec. 12, 1992
Discover the Union
- Event spaces and catering services for conferences, meetings, banquets, weddings, receptions and more
- Bosco Student Plaza, an outdoor space that can be reserved to support student and community activities
- K-State Campus Store, the official university bookstore
- Wabash Cannon Bowl, the Union bowling center
- William T. Kemper Art Gallery
- Copy/print center
- Computer labs
- Convenience store
- Computer Store
- Banking, ATM, and passport services
- And more!
By the Numbers
- 270,000 total square feet
- 90,000 sq. ft. Bosco Student Plaza (outdoor)
- Five ADA-compliant levels
- 8,000 visitors daily
- 11,000+ reservations annually
- 300+ employees
The Union is home to many of K-State’s most active organizations, including the Student Governing Association, Multicultural Student Office, Center for Student Involvement and Union Program Council. These organizations and offices offer students ways to get involved in campus activities.
In addition, the Union provides opportunities for leadership, student development and union governance through active participation in the Union Ambassadors, Union Governing Board and Union Corporation Board. These groups promote and tell the Union's story, establish building and financial policies, and provide direction to the Union administration and staff.
Professional & Personal Events
The Union offers comprehensive reservation and catering services, as well as state-of-the-art technology, for conferences, meetings, banquets, weddings and more. With thousands of visitors daily, our versatile facility provides accommodations for countless programs featuring educational, cultural, social and recreational events.
The Association of College Unions International (ACUI) is one of the oldest associations in higher education, dating back to 1914. ACUI’s essential and enduring tenets are core values — a small set of timeless, guiding principles that do not require external justification. They hold great intrinsic value and importance to Association members, staff and key stakeholders. Core values are so fundamental; they seldom change — if at all. These core values include unconditional human worth, joy, learning, caring community, innovation, communication and integrity.
The K-State Student Union is a member of ACUI’s Region II including other member institutions from Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Mexico. For more information, visit the ACUI Region II website.