The official activities programming organization of the Union WELL Inc., will be known as “University Union UNIQUE Programs” and is administered through Programs and Marketing. The name of this organization was originally an acronym for the Union Network for Innovative, Quality University Entertainment. UNIQUE Programs has developed a reputation and identity over the years as the principal activities programming source for the campus. A practical, a concerted effort was made to clarify the source and primary location emphasis of this programming.
Goals for Program Development
As one of the programs of the Union WELL Inc., the purpose of UNIQUE Programs is to design and coordinate a comprehensive and balanced overall activity program, in order to contribute to a positive atmosphere of relaxation and comfort for the Sacramento State student body, as well as the entire campus community.
The goals of Union WELL Inc. UNIQUE Programs include, but are not limited to:
- Produce programs of high quality.
- Offer an array of programs and activities representative of the diverse campus community.
- Involve students in selecting, planning, organizing, producing, and evaluating events, while providing them with opportunities to be valuable contributors to the quality of campus life, develop social and leadership skills, and build relationships.
- Solicit input and expertise from student organizations, university departments, faculty, and community groups, while frequently working in collaboration with them.
- Provide programs as efficiently as possible, serving the greatest number of people with the most efficient monetary outlay.
- Provide most programs at low, or no admission cost to Sacramento State students.
- Maximize attendance at each event.
- For additional goals, see the current year’s strategic plan.
Union WELL Inc. UNIQUE Programs will be comprised of only currently enrolled Sacramento State students, under the coordination and advisement of a Union WELL Inc. Program Advisor. These students participate in a balanced format designed to meet their own student development needs, as an outgrowth of their involvement in programming activities, as described above.
To continue as a UNIQUE student volunteer, members must routinely attend regularly scheduled meetings and reasonably participate in producing the organization’s events. Additional responsibilities may be taken on by individual members, based on time, interests, skills, and demonstrated reliability. These may take the form of an ongoing leadership role, the coordination of a particular event, or the completion of specific tasks. Members are encouraged to grow in their autonomy, both as a team and as individuals. This process is to be supported and actively facilitated by the Programs and Marketing professional staff.
Whenever possible, programming decisions are to be made by a process of consensus. These decisions may be performer-specific or may simply involve the selection of a type of activity. The style and structure by which decisions are implemented may vary from semester to semester, based on the needs, interests, and talents of the students within the organization, but always with regularly solicited input from current student members of Union WELL Inc. UNIQUE Programs.
Responsibility and Accountability for Programs
All actions taken on behalf of Union WELL Inc. UNIQUE Programs by any members of, or advisors to, the organization must be consistent with Union WELL, Inc., University, and CSU policies. All programs and activities sponsored fully or in part by Union WELL Inc. UNIQUE Programs will remain fully under the control and production direction of the Union WELL Inc., even in cases of multiple sponsorship's.
As the official responsible to the Union WELL Inc. Board and the President of the University or his designee, the Union WELL Inc. Executive Director is charged with responsibility, and vested with authority for, the continuous guidance and review of the programs produced by the Union’s official activities programming organization. The Union WELL Inc. Director s, is responsible to the Executive Director for the effective discharge of the essential functions of University Union UNIQUE Programs.
Adopted: December 8, 1988
Updated: February 19, 2014
Updated: December 13, 2001