SUA Committee Descriptions

Culinary: This committee is responsible for programming social and educational opportunities for students to interact with culinary arts. Food has the power to bring people together. The Culinary Committee offers ways for students to eat, connect, prepare, and more. Some responsibilities for the committee could include: Grocery Bingo, food preparation workshops, partnerships with KU Dining and residences, Tea @ 3, Murder Mystery Dinner, and other fun ways to experience food.

Cultural Programming Committee: This committee plans events that connect people of diverse cultural, ethnic and racial origins. Cultural Programming seeks to educate the campus on equity and inclusion while also celebrating the various cultures of fellow students. This committee frequently collaborates with other student organizations and campus departments for relevant, culturally-competent programming. Popular events include cultural speakers (Ashlee Haze, Carlos Andrés Gómez, and more), International Nights, Cultural Crafts, and Día de los Muertos.

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. In addition to its partnership with the Gallery, Fine Arts provides opportunities for students to explore, relax, and learn through events such as Mini Art Workshops, Chillramics, Spring Gallery Gala, Potter Lake Cardboard Boat Regatta, and many more. This committee also 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 @ Night series, outdoor concerts, Battle of the Beats, Farmer’s Ball, and additional shows at various campus and community locations. This committee is in collaboration with KJHK 90.7FM, making Live Music a great opportunity for students to interact with both SUA and KJHK simultaneously.

Special Events: This committee is responsible for carrying on the legacy of more “traditional” activities, while still bringing new programs to the KU community. These big-name events bring big entertainment to the KU campus. Events may include: Campus Carnival, Comedy Events, Circus and a Dinner, Haunted House bus trips, Roller Skating, Karaoke Nights, and more.

Tech and Games: This committee plans events design to engage technology and gaming components in the Kansas Union’s new Roll20 e-sports lounge. Popular events include Hackathons, Tourney Tuesdays, tabletop gaming nights, and Planet Comicon bus trips.

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, social media live-posting, acting as the 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.