Russell Union Facilities and Event Services
The mission of the Russell Union Facilities and Event Services is to complement the educational mission of the University by providing an environment where students, faculty, staff, and guests can gather to participate and learn in an atmosphere that fosters a sense of community. Each of these spaces provides facilities, services, and support to programs that enhance the quality of out-of-class experiences. The Russell Union provides a multitude of event planning resources including facility reservations, audio visual services, and event consultation. The Russell Union also houses the following departments: The Office of the Dean of Students, Multicultural Student Center, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Office of Student Conduct, Russell Union Operations, Student Government Association, and the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement. Included in the 110,000 square foot Russell Union facility is a 600-seat ballroom, a 444-seat movie theatre/auditorium, wireless Internet, 14 meeting rooms, two computer labs, Chick-Fil-A, Starbucks, Talon’s Grille, an information center, a catering kitchen, and several areas throughout the building to study, relax, and exchange thoughts and ideas with faculty, staff, and fellow students. The Williams Center's Office of Student Activities and the Student Organization Resource Center is a resource for students, organizations, and advisors with helpful information on organizational development, event planning resources, and full-time staff to support your co-curricular needs. The Williams Center includes a Multi-purpose Room that holds over 400 people, 26-seat conference room, and multiple meeting and work spaces available to students, faculty, and staff. The Offices of Student Media, Career Services, First Year Experience, and Educational Opportunity Programs also reside within the Williams Center building.