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The content and displays that were on exhibit at the 2014 annual conference in Orlando have been transported to the ACUI Central Office in Bloomington, Ind. There, the relics will be repurposed so that the history of the Association lives on long after the 100th anniversary celebration ends. Some ideas for the longevity of the materials include:

  • A virtual museum
  • A permanent display at the ACUI Central Office
  • Displays to view at the 2014 regional conferences

Stay tuned for how you can walk through the history of ACUI now and in the future!

Did you know?

  • In 1925, the Purdue Union was opened to serve both men and women.
  • The December 1931 conference unanimously adopted a new constitution giving the organization a new name: The Association of College Unions.
  • In 1970, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that 43 institutions had received federal funds for college union projects.
  • In Chester Berry's 1979 State of the Union article, he expressed concern about the quality of campus life. More money was shifting to the academic area of the institution and less money was available for out-of-the-classroom support.
  • The Association of College Unions International has had a Committee on Minority Programs since 1972; and in 1983, it adopted guidelines for non-racist, non-sexist, or homophobic language in its presentations at its annual conferences.
Updated April 22, 2014
News and Upcoming Events
  • 100th Anniversary Celebration

    Community Service

    Thursday, April 30 - Pay It Forward Day 
    Thursday, Sept. 11 - 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance 
    Saturday, Oct. 24 - Make a Difference Day 
    Saturday, Nov. 21 - Family Volunteer Day







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