student union


Definition of student union

: a building on a college campus that is devoted to student activities and that usually contains lounges, auditoriums, offices, and game rooms

Examples of student union in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the mid-1960s, the MPD launched a domestic intelligence unit to spy not just on activists, but also on teachers’ meetings, a college black student union and labor organizers. Wendi C. Thomas, ProPublica, "The Police Have Been Spying on Black Reporters and Activists for Years. I Know Because I’m One of Them.," 9 June 2020 Black Lives Matter Tucson will stand in solidarity with the student union at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the free speech area in front of the UA administration building. Helena Wegner, azcentral, "Police protests spread across Arizona, from Tucson and Yuma to Kingman and Prescott," 6 June 2020 He and two of his four siblings began presenting their clothes for black student union groups on college campuses and at bridal shows, and garnered national exposure as part of a Miss Black America Pageant in 1989. Kim Severson, New York Times, "Jonathan Adewumi, Who Made Everyone Feel at Home, Dies at 57," 14 May 2020 Attendants of the university pay about $900 per year in service fees that fund healthcare services, recreation center dues, and other organizations such as student unions and groups. Mica Soellner, Washington Examiner, "University of Minnesota student group sues school over funding cultural groups and student media," 5 May 2020 On Wednesday night, hundreds of protesters gathered and pointed lasers at Hong Kong’s space museum to oppose the arrest of a university student union leader for possessing laser pointers, which have at times been directed at police. Amy Gunia, Time, "U.S. Raises Travel Warning for Hong Kong Due to 'Confrontational' Protests," 8 Aug. 2019 Three Liberty University students, a young man and two women, sat eating lunch on Wednesday afternoon at a small table in the common dining area of the student union on the sprawling campus perched high above Lynchburg, Virginia. Alec Macgillis, ProPublica, "What’s It Like on One of the Only University Campuses Still Open in the U.S.?," 26 Mar. 2020 The center is at 1 Wade Oval Dr. Visitors to the University of Akron’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be asked to share their dreams from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the college’s student union, 303 Carroll St. Free. Greg Burnett, cleveland, "Many major institutions are honoring Dr. Martin Luther King with both entertaining and educational events," 16 Jan. 2020 One video from the scene shows JNU’s student union president, Aishe Ghosh, bleeding from her head. Time, "'The Police Did Nothing.' Students in India Are Protesting After a Masked Mob Violently Attacked a Top Delhi University," 7 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of student union

1892, in the meaning defined above

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“Student union.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of student union

: a building at a college or university that is used for students' social activities
British : an association of students at a college or university

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