About Us

The Student Center serves as the community center of the University of the District of Columbia. We provide quality facilities, services, and conveniences for all the students, faculty, staff, and guests of the University. As programming and event centers, the U.D.C. Student Center is a comfortable, welcoming environment for meeting, socializing, learning, and developing.

The Student Center Administration oversees the following functions and works closely with the Student Center Advisory Board and the Student Employee Advisory Committee to make decisions, develop ideas, and effectively present questions and concerns from its sub-units.

Quick Facts

Opened January 20, 2016, the Van Ness campus’ Student center is the University’s first college union.

Two rain gardens cycle rainwater throughout the building’s sanitary fixtures.

The UDC Student Center is one of two college unions on the east coast of the United States that is a LEED Platinum building, which is the highest level of design sustainability.

Automatic sensors throughout the building assists with the conservation of heating, cooling, lights, and water.

The college union advances a sense of community, unifying the institution by embracing the diversity of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests. We bolster the educational mission of the institution and the development of students as lifelong learners by delivering an array of cultural, educational, social, and recreational programs, services, and facilities.

 By any form or name, we serve as the heart of the campus community and create a welcoming environment by:

Operating as a student-centered organization that engages in shared decision-making and holistic development through employment and involvement.

Advocating for inclusivity and equity, fostering respect, and affirming the identities of all individuals.

Educating students in leadership and social responsibility and offering firsthand experiences in global citizenship.

Providing gathering spaces to encourage formal and informal community interactions that build meaningful relationships.

Traditionally considered the living room, the college union enhances the student experience and cultivates an enduring connection to the institution.

The Student Center is a department within the Division of Student Development and Success and is responsible for the management of the Student Center facility, as well as other spaces on campus. The Student Center is the hub of campus life and is designed to enhance and support student life, co-curricular activities, and contribute to the University’s educational mission.

The Student Center is a public facility open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests of the University. The Student Center’s administration reserves the right to establish policies for use of the Student Center by various types of groups and/or individuals. General authority for the establishment of policies is the responsibility of the Director of the Student Center in consultation with members of the Student Center Advisory Board and the Student Center administrative staff. Ultimate review and approval are vested in the Office of the Chief Student Development and Success Officer. Failure to comply with any policies or guidelines outlined in this policy manual and/or any requests by Student Center staff may result in action by the staff to deny privileges, refer to proper authorities, and/or assess appropriate charges.

Policy Exceptions Requests for exceptions to any of the Student Center’s policies should be referred to the Director of the Student Center.


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