The Student Union (SU) at Virginia International University (VIU) is comprised of responsible and motivated members of the university community who are dedicated to ensuring student rights and. The SU serves to uphold the voice and opinions of VIU’s students and to initiate and implement policies governing their activities. In addition, the SU seeks to foster and support the ideas and wishes of the student body; provide a communication network within the student body; engender cooperation among all student groups, clubs, and organizations; act as a liaison between the student body and administration, faculty, and staff; and nurture an atmosphere of community within the university.
Purpose and Mission:
The mission of the SU is to strengthen student participation in university life by overseeing the formation of student clubs and contributing to the university’s decision-making process through formal channels. The SU shall serve as a forum for the discussion of matters pertaining to the welfare of VIU students and foster unity within the university. Annual elections will be held for the offices of President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.
Requirements for Student Union Representatives:
- Must be a full-time student in good academic standing (graduate applicant minimum GPA 3.25, undergraduate applicant minimum GPA of 2.25).
- May not be on any academic or non-academic probation or warning period.
- Must have continuously met all financial obligations and left no outstanding issues with the university administration.
- Must submit a professional résumé.