SUA Committee Descriptions

Culinary: This committee is responsible for providing social and educational opportunities for students to interact with culinary arts. Some responsibilities for the committee could include: Grocery Bingo’s, Annual Student Recipe Contest and other food preparation contests, international food exhibits, partnerships with KU Dining and residences, demonstrations and more.

Cultural Programming Committee: This committee plans events that connect people of diverse cultural, ethnic and racial origins and seeks to educate the campus on equity and inclusion. This committee collaborates with other student organizations and campus departments for related programming.

Current Events: The main objective of this committee is to focus on presenting timely, newsworthy and pop culture topics to the KU community. Some responsibilities include hosting forums, debates, speakers, election watch parties, Awareness Month and student-led discussions.

Fine Arts: This committee works on a variety of artistic events such as hanging art shows in the Kansas Union Gallery and around the Unions, sponsoring art competitions across mediums (i.e. fashion, visual, metals, media etc.), and bringing guests to speak, perform, and exhibit their work.  This committee collaborates with other campus departments and community entities for artistic related programming.

Live Music: The main objective of the Live Music Committee is to provide a diverse selection of musical and music related entertainment, ranging from local and regional talent to nationally recognized acts.  Events may include: the Tunes @ Noon series, open mic nights, outdoor concerts, and shows at various other campus and community locations. This committee will be in collaboration with KJHK 90.7FM.

Special Events: The committee is responsible for carrying on the legacy of more “traditional” activities, while still bringing new programs to the KU community. They are also responsible for organizing late-night programs that provide an alternative to drinking. Events may include: Carnival, Family Weekend, inflatable events, game show events, Comedy Events, Union open houses and smaller tournaments.

Tech and Games: This committee plans events design to engage technology and gaming components. Events may include: Hackathons, Tourney Tuesdays, table top gaming nights, and speakers related to the tech and game development world.

Communications: This committee is to provide communication and promotional support for the organization as a whole, as well as individual events. Some responsibilities for the communications committee include: generating news releases, website updates, liaison between Communications committee and other SUA committees, coordinating promotions and publicity events, and any open house events.

Summer Coordinator:  The summer coordinator will help with summer information fairs, NSO summer events, and help to plan and execute Hawk Week events.