About Us

Events for students by students since 1948

Four Committees, One Mission

While University Union is considered one student organization, it is comprised of four different committees that all have a specific topic for the types of events that they plans.  Although Union is split up into four different committees, it still has one mission--to create entertaining and diverse experiences by providing inclusive, quality activities for the student body of The University of Georgia. All programs are selected, promoted, and produced for students by students.

How to Join University Union

University Union has open membership and is free for any student of the University of Georgia to join at any time throughout the semester. Unionwide meetings are held every Tuesday at 6:15 in Tate 137. At each Unionwide meeting, we meet together as a whole organization to discuss various topics. Each committee also meets weekly on Tuesdays to brainstorm future events ideas, as well as finalize upcoming event details. For more information about specific meeting times and locations, visit our committees page.

Union's Executive Board

The Executive Board consists of each of the committee directors, as well as the President and Vice Presidents for External Affairs and Internal Affairs. The Board works with the Union advisors to oversee the operation of all committees, coordinate programming, and implement organization policies. The application and interview process for Board positions takes place in October of each year. Apply for the executive board on the involvement network.

Quinn Hlava, President

union@uga.edu

Major: Biology and Psychology, Emphasis in Neuroscience
Class Year: Junior, Class of 2021
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Office Hours: Unavailable due to COVID-19

Reasons for joining University Union: I transferred to UGA and really didn't know anyone. When I went to my first Dawgs After Dark it was so fun and everyone was really nice so I wanted to join and meet all of the people who helped out.
Favorite Past Union Event: Throwback Dawgs After Dark
Best UGA Experience: Passing Organic Chemistry.

Arsema Worku, Vice President for Internal Affairs

Major: Economics and Risk Management
Class Year: Junior, Class of 2022
Hometown:  Stone Mountain, GA
Office Hours: Unavailable due to COVID-19 
Reason for Joining University Union: Making new friends!
Favorite Past Union Event: Freshman year, I got to volunteer at a Bowling night with Union and had the best time! That was when I really got to bond with everyone in Union, plus it was super fun to bowl for like 3hrs with my friends! 
Best UGA Experience: Attending Homecoming game against Vanderbilt freshman year and winning! Go Dawgs!!

Frankie Barnes, Vice President for External Affairs

Major: Public Relations, Design & Media Minor
Class Year: Junior, Class of 2022
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Office Hours: Unavailable due to COVID-19
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Matthew Hitchcock, Cinematic Arts Director

Major: Psychology, Criminal Justice and Spanish Minors
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Office Hours: Unavailable due to COVID-19
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Grace Gumpert, Entertainment Director

Major: Finance
Class Year: Junior, Class of 2022
Hometown: Greenville, SC 
Office Hours: Unavailable due to COVID-19

Reasons for joining University Union: During my first year I attended almost every Union event and at the start of my second year I decided that I wanted to attend the meetings and get more involved in the organization. Best decisions I've made!

Favorite Past Union Event: Casino Night
Best UGA Experience: My favorite UGA experience was getting the opportunity to take pictures at the Sugar Bowl. As well as traveling with Union to Colorado!

Sofia Rincon, Late Night Director

Major: Biology and Psychology
Class Year: Junior, Class of 2022
Hometown: Lawrenceville, GA
Office Hours: Unavailable due to COVID-19

Reasons for joining University Union: I love volunteering and wanted to be a part of making the events happen
Favorite Past Union Event: 2019 Homecoming Carnival
Best UGA Experience: Thursday Night Live my freshman year

Bushra Huque, Union Speaks Director

Major: Intended Business
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Office Hours: Unavailable due to COVID-19

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Alexandra Mastorakis, Graduate Assistant for Student Activities & Graduate Advisor

Current Program: Masters Program, College Student Affairs Administration

Undergraduate Institution: University of Connecticut 

Shicoyia Morgan, Graduate Assistant for Student Activities & Graduate Advisor

Current Program: Masters Program, College Student Affairs Administration

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If you have any questions, feel free to send us an email at union@uga.edu or come by our office located in the Center for Student Activities and Involvement on the first floor of Tate Student Center in Suite 102.