Office of Student Activities

The Office of Student Activities is an advisor, ally, administrator, educator and mentor to the students of Southwestern University.

What We Do

We facilitate learning experiences through new student orientation, leadership opportunities, student organizations, social activities, and other services that promote personal growth and the empowerment of students for success in our diverse community and beyond it.

Check out our photo gallery from events planned by Student Activities and the University Programming Council including: Cinematic Saturday, Concerts, Friday Night Live, Orientation, Break Programs, and many more.


  • What kind of music do you like?  We’re taking a poll to help decide which type of performers to bring to campus next semester.  Click here to give your opinion!


  • Do you want to help with a campus-wide concert?  The One Band Show Committee is looking for volunteers to help with publicity and assistance on the day of the event.  Contact Rebecca ( if you’re interested.


  • Click here to apply for Community Chest funding.  Application deadlines are October 19th, November 16th, January 25th, February 22nd, and March 29th, all at 5:00 pm.


  • UPC wants to know what type of performers you want to see at Friday Night Live.
    • Click here to give your opinion!  If you take the time to fill out the survey, you’ll also be entered into a raffle for signed merchandise from an upcoming FNL event. 
    • Your student organization can propose an event with this form.  Be part of making your idea a reality and have your organization’s name on the publicity!



Upcoming events and activities in The Cove and around campus.

December 5th, 2014

  • Image preview 7:00pm - 10:00pm: Friday Night Live: Casino Night, an SU Tradition
    Blackjack, craps, roulette, Texas hold’em and slot machines! Each attendee will receive “$20,000” in poker chips, which may be used at any table. Cash your chips in at the end of the night (9:15 pm) to enter drawings for various prizes! Enjoy a sampling of mocktails and snacks. The first 35 people to arrive will also get a prize.

December 9th, 2014

  • Image preview 10:00pm - 11:00pm: Late Night Breakfast!
    Come celebrate a Finals Week tradition with Late Night Breakfast.  Take a study break and enjoy all your breakfast favorites served to you by SU faculty and staff members.  You don’t want to miss out on this Southwestern tradition!

January 25th, 2015