About the Student Union at BHSU


The Student Union is home to many different services available to students.  You will find them listed below along with links to their various webpages.


The Role of the College Union

“The Union is the community center of the college, serving students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests.  It is an organization offering a variety of programs, activities, services, and facilities that, when taken together, represent a well-considered plan of the community life of the college.

As the center of the college community life, the union complements the academic experience through an extensive variety of cultural, educational, social and recreational programs.  These programs provide the opportunity to balance course work and free time as cooperative factors in education.

The union is a student-centered organization that values participatory decision-making.  Through volunteerism, its boards, committees, and student employment, the union offers first-hand experience in citizenship and educates students in leadership, social responsibility, and values.

In all its processes, the union encourages self-directed activity, giving maximum opportunity for self-realization and for growth in individual social competency and group effectiveness.”

Excerpt from The Role of the College Union statement,
Association of College Unions International, revised 1996

History of the Student Union

The student union building was originally built in 1963.  It was expanded in 1968, 1997 and most recently in 2009.  In 1998, the building was dedicated and renamed the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union.

Dr. David B. Biller, a history professor from 1968 - 1997, received the 1997 Distinguished Faculty Award and was a four-time recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award from the Student Senate.

Our Values

The Student Union supports BHSU's Core Values:

  • Student-Centeredness
  • Educational Excellence
  • Life-Long Learning
  • Integrity
  • Diversity
  • Innovation and Change
  • Scholarship


Below are a few policies governing activities and events held in the Student Union.  Please refer to these policies when planning events.

Posting Policy

Room Reservations