Black Student Union
University’s BSU was founded in 1984 by several enthusiastic black
students and was originally known as the Black Student Action Committee
(BSAC). In 1989, it adopted the name Black Student Union. Since its
founding, BSU has striven to improve race relations on campus and in the
community by creating an environment that is receptive to African
American culture and ideals.
Black Student Union (BSU) at Auburn University upholds the following
To represent the interests and concerns of Black Students at Auburn
To bring together all aspects of Black Student life for the purpose of
improving the campus environment; Encourage involvement of Black
students in ALL campus activities;
Discourage and abate institutional and individual acts and symbols of
Promote the Auburn Spirit and tradition of Excellence and Heighten
awareness and friendship between races.
Auburn Circle is Auburn’s general interest and literary magazine.
The Circle serves as a forum for the artists, writers,
photographers, and designers of Auburn University. Its goal is to
represent accurately the diverse talents and abilities of the Auburn
community. The Auburn Circle is free to all students. Issues are
published once every fall and spring.
Circle accepts original work from students, staff, and alumni of
Auburn University. Works can be submitted in the areas of fiction,
nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, and design. Submissions can be
emailed to the Circle office or physically turned in to the
Circle office. All contributors must sign a submission waiver before
their work can be published. Waivers are available in the Circle
office and online. For more information, please contact the Circle
Eye News is a student television news organization at Auburn University
in Auburn, Alabama. Each week during the fall and spring semesters, we
produce a half-hour television news program that covers campus and area
news. Everything about the show is entirely produced by students, and
we're the only television news program in Alabama to do so.
Glomerata is the largest collegiate yearbook in the nation and is
distributed to the Auburn student body during the spring semester. The
Glomerata covers all areas of Auburn life, from campus events and
sports to social organizations and academic clubs. It is used by most
students as a reference manual to find unfamiliar names and faces, a
practice called "glomming."
is a student-operated organization that gives students an opportunity to
volunteer by acting as a clearinghouse that links Auburn's students and
campus organizations to needs in the community. IMPACT stands for
Individuals Moving People and Community Together. The mission of IMPACT
is "to serve the Auburn community by being a resource for students who
wish to volunteer, promoting volunteerism on Auburn's campus and
strengthening ties between the campus and the community."
IMPACT is a noncommittal, community service organization whose main goal
is to give all those who are interested an opportunity to volunteer in a
variety of different ways in the Auburn community. Project Coordinators
meet at the parking strip between the intramural field and softball
stadium at scheduled times to take volunteers out to designated
projects. Everyone is welcome to join so check out the schedule to see
what time is best for you.
Student Organization (ISO) aims to improve multicultural and
multinational understanding and promote relationships between diverse
student groups in Auburn. ISO also helps ease the process of adaptation
for international students and actively promote diversity and beneficial
interaction between the international students and American Students.
The Executive Officers for the Auburn University Student Government
Association (SGA) are elected by the student body. The SGA President
presides over the SGA as a whole. The Vice President presides over the
Legislative Branch in the Student Senate. The SGA Treasurer works with
budgets and financial planning within the SGA and other Student Activity
Projects. The Administrative Vice President, the only appointed
Executive officer position, coordinates the project branch within
Cabinet. All officers serve a one-year term.
Auburn University Student Senate is comprised of 34 senators.
Twenty-nine of the senators represent the thirteen schools and colleges
at Auburn University and are elected by the students enrolled in the
respective schools or colleges. Five senators are at-large, representing
the entire student body, and are elected by the general student
population during elections. Elections are held each spring, and
senators serve a one-year term.
The Cabinet branch of the Auburn University Student Government
Association serves as the project division of the SGA. Students who
serve on the SGA Cabinet plan, create
and implement a number of programs including: Tiger Tuesdays, Fall 5K,
the BIG Event, Aubie appearances, and even work with the Alabama
legislature for the betterment of Auburn University. Individuals
interested in a Cabinet position turn in an application and interview
each spring semester. Cabinet positions are appointed and serve a
does SGA do?
Student Government Association coordinates numerous student projects. It
is the governing body for our University and is a powerful lobbying
force for all Auburn students. The SGA sponsors activities for all
students and acts to promote the welfare of the student body.
Tiger Cub, Auburn University’s student planner and online handbook,
contains information pertaining to student activities, academic rules,
and any other information aimed at helping students adjust to college
life. Distributed at orientation for new students and sold at the
Auburn University Bookstore, it is used as a reference guide throughout
a student’s academic career.
editor is chosen during spring semester by the Student Communications
Board. The Tiger Cub is printed in May of each year and is
available for Camp War Eagle sessions in the summer. Students
interested in helping with the Tiger Cub to gain journalistic and
publishing experience may stop by the Tiger Cub office for more
University Program Council, better known as UPC, is Auburn University's
student-led programming board. UPC consists of 11 committees that work
hard to meet the programming interests of Auburn’s
students. These committees are responsible for organizing events such as
free movies, comedians, major concerts, workshops, lectures, and
cultural performances. All events are planned and produced for students
Auburn University’s student-run college radio station. It first signed
on the air on April 25, 1971. At that time, the studios were located in
1239 Haley Center. In 1990, WEGL moved into its present location at 116
Foy Union. WEGL broadcasts at 3,000 watts of power at the frequency of
years, WEGL has become more diverse, as it strives to serve the Auburn
community by providing programs that meet a wide range of interests and
genres. WEGL has developed a sound that is unique from all other FM
radio stations in the area. It also features a number of specialty shows
spotlighting different types of music, ranging from blues, jazz, and
classical to Christian, rap, and techno. WEGL also produces radio talk
shows including sports, entertainment, and, in the case of "On the Air,"
anything the listeners want to discuss.
Welcome Week AU is a way to welcome Auburn University’s new and
returning students to campus fall semester. Welcome Week AU provides new
and returning Auburn University students with various programming and
information to assist them in making Auburn University their home away
from home. Students have the opportunity through Welcome Week AU to get
to know each other and the campus and become comfortable with the
routine of campus life.