About Wisconsin Union Directorate
The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Student Programming Board offers fun and unforgettable experiences for UW students and the university community. Each year, WUD students plan and promote over 1,000 recreational, art, community service and cultural events.
WUD is made up of ten committees and Hoofers, which has six clubs. Our committees include Alternative Breaks, Art, Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS), Film, Global Connections, Memorial Union Entertainment (MUE), Music, Performing Arts, Publications, and Society and Politics (SoPo). Hoofers offers outdoor fun all year round with its six clubs including sailing, scuba, ski & snowboard, riding, outing and mountaineering.
Every year, students involved in WUD plan, program, and promote hundreds of recreational, art, community service and cultural events on campus. WUD offers students a fun and unforgettable experience with great opportunities for leadership roles and development as well as a great place to make new friends. In weekly meetings and through the various activities, each group focuses on different themes and issues, and offers numerous opportunities to volunteer in the community and on campus.
The student directors of each group, lead the committees and create part of the Directorate. These positions are one of the many leadership opportunities that WUD offers. There are also associate director positions for each committee, and four officer positions. The associate directors hold great responsibility within the committees and the officers form a strong support system for all of the committees.
The four officers; the President, the Vice President for Public Relations, the VP for Leadership and Development and the VP for Program Administration; oversee the ten directors and the Hoofer’s President. These 15 positions make up the full Directorate. The Directorate reports to Union Council, the governing body of the Union, which is composed of students, Union staff members, alumni and faculty representatives.
- Dr. Harold C. Bradley Leadership Award
- Henry B. Herman Award
- Hoofer Leadership Awards
- Lowell Frautschi Leadership Award
- Marion McCammond Award
- Meyerhoff Undergraduate Excellence Awards for Leadership, Service & Scholarship
- Porter Butts Creative Arts Award
- Union Trustee Leadership Award
- Walter Pancoe Partnership/Leadership Award
Weekly Committee Meeting Times
Check TITU for meeting room locations
Alternative Breaks: Thursdays @ 5:30pm
Art: Mondays @ 6:30pm
Distinguished Lecture Series: Mondays @ 7:00pm
Film: Mondays @ 6:00pm
Global Connections: Tuesdays @ 6:30pm
Memorial Union Entertainment: Thursdays @ 6:00pm
Music: Thursdays @ 7:00pm
Performing Arts: Wednesdays @ 6:00pm
Publications: General meetings on Wednesdays @ 7:00pm. For specific publications, check their webpages.
Society & Politics: Wednesdays @ 7:00pm