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 Board of Directors

The executive board of University Union is known as the Board of Directors. The 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.

Andrea Rathje, President

union@uga.edu

Major: Economics, International Business & Entertainment and Media Studies

Class Year: Senior, Class of 2020

Hometown: Peachtree City, GA 

Office Hours: Tuesday 11:30-12:30 pm, Thursday 11:00-1:00 pm

Reason for Joining University Union: I loved going to Union events ever since attending the Olympics Dawgs After Dark my freshman year! I wanted to help create similar engaging experiences for other students!

Favorite Past Union Event: Superhero Dawgs After Dark

Best UGA Experience: Having the opportunity to study abroad as part of the Europe Grand Tour Program.

Alex Hines, Vice President for Internal Affairs

Major: Psychology, Minor in Criminal Justice Studies
Class Year: Junior, Class of 2021
Hometown: Cumming, GA
Office Hours: Tuesday 2:00-5:00 pm 
Reason for Joining University Union: I loved the movie trivia event that happened during my freshman year and wanted to be a part of planning the events!
Favorite Past Union Event: Silent Disco 
Best UGA Experience: Meeting my best friends in Union!

Sydney Csukas, Vice President for External Affairs

Major: Marketing and International Business, Certificate in New Media
Class Year: Senior, Class of 2020
Hometown: Tucker, GA
Office Hours: Thursday 2:00-5:00 pm 
Reason for Joining University Union: I wanted to get involved on campus my sophomore year and I loved the environment that I found in Union.
Favorite Past Union Event: An Evening with Queer Eye's Antoni Porowski & Karamo Brown
Best UGA Experience: Traveling to South Korea with UGA students to help teach English in a high school there.

Tori Luukkonen, Cinematic Arts Director

unionca@uga.edu

Major: Human Development and Family Science
Class Year: Senior, Class of 2020
Hometown: Brunswick, GA
Office Hours: Friday 9:00-12:00 pm
Reason for Joining University Union:  A girl from my dorm asked me to come with her to a meeting and I enjoyed it.
Favorite Past Union Event: Movie Trivia
Best UGA Experience: Meeting Rodrigo Blankenship and him telling me "Happy Birthday"!

Christopher Frank, Entertainment Director

unionent@uga.edu

Major: International Affairs & Entertainment and Media Studies
Class Year: Junior, Class of 2021
Hometown: Fayetteville, GA
Office Hours: Monday 2:00-5:00 pm

Reasons for joining University Union: I wanted to get more involved on campus and find my home and I found it in Union.

Favorite Past Union Event: Last year's T-Pain Concert. I loved seeing how the performance got students excited.
Best UGA Experience: It would have to be the time I got on the wrong bus during orientation my first year and got lost for an hour.

Quinn Hlava, Late Night Director

unionln@uga.edu

Major: Biology and Psychology, Emphasis in Neuroscience
Class Year: Junior, Class of 2021
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Office Hours: Wednesday 8:00-10:00 am

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.

Jazmin Lopez, Union Speaks Director

unionsc@uga.edu

Major: Health Promotion, Pre-PA, Minor in Portuguese
Class Year: Junior, Class of 2021
Hometown: Stockbridge, GA‚Äč
Office Hours: Monday 9:00-11:00am & 12:00-1:00pm

Reason for Joining University Union: I wanted to help decide who would come for our spring concert.
Favorite Past Union Event: Late Night Breakfast

Best UGA Experience: Studying abroad in Brazil and having it lead to some great opportunities.

Alex DeAbreu, Graduate Assistant for Student Activities & Graduate Advisor

Current Program: Masters Program, College Student Affairs Administration

Undergraduate Institution: Univeristy of Richmond

Alexandra Mastorakis, Graduate Assistant for Student Activities & Graduate Advisor

Current Program: Masters Program, College Student Affairs Administration

Undergraduate Institution: University of Connecticut 

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.