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

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The campus has four pods set up in its student union for students to use. Brittany Meiling, The Seattle Times, "Would you rent a bed by the hour? ‘Napping pod’ startup targets exhausted workers, students," 12 Dec. 2018 Loggins, a classmate at Galileo High, recalls an outspoken, stubborn girl active in school politics and the black student union who was itching to improve the system. Washington Post, "New San Francisco mayor went from the projects to City Hall," 14 June 2018 The student union at Ryerson University in Toronto has received wireless headphones, vibrators, dildos and other random objects, since October, CBC said. Crystal Hill, kansascity, "Woman received sex toys and other unwanted Amazon packages. She’s not the only one," 15 Feb. 2018 Luis Andino, president of the student union at UNAN-Managua, told local radio that at first the UNEN supported the demonstrations. Washington Post, "Nicaraguan students enraged at repression turn on government," 15 May 2018 Marquette University and Sodexo at Marquette University Dining Services aim to change that with the launch of the Innovation Kitchen, a blended teaching kitchen classroom and event space in the student union. Lucy Saunders, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Cooking 101: New Marquette classes aim to raise students' kitchen GPA," 27 Apr. 2018 The student unions also make efforts to help people through difficult times. The Economist, "London has excellent universities—but unhappy students," 5 July 2018 On May 12, Pougetoux appeared on French television channel M6 to discuss some of the protests the student union has been organizing over the country’s educational system. Karina Piser, The New Republic, "Inside France’s Growing Identity War," 29 May 2018 In an unprecedented move last December, the Education Ministry sued a student union that tried to set up meetings for students of color. Karina Piser, The New Republic, "Inside France’s Growing Identity War," 29 May 2018

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1892, in the meaning defined above

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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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