Division of Student Affairs
Last modified: August 10, 2016
She’s often mistaken for a beauty pageant queen. And she’s often questioned for not having a crown or sash. Her role is unmatched amongst SEC universities, and her purpose stands firm after decades of change. At Auburn, it’s known that we cherish our traditions. And Miss Auburn is one of the most unique and time-honored traditions at our institution.
During her term as Miss Auburn, she embodies several roles. She is there to be a positive, welcoming face and to help host events. She serves alongside the SGA President and the executive team. She is an honorary member of the War Eagle Girls and Plainsmen. And she works directly with a Freshmen Leadership Program, whose mission seeks to turn her platform into action.
Aubie, Auburn University’s tiger mascot, is in his 38th season as a spirit leader and goodwill ambassador for Auburn University. A popular character among Auburn fans and one of the most animated mascots in the country, Aubie is the living spirit of Auburn.
It is often said Women love him, Children adore him, and Men want to be him. He’s a nine-time UCA National Champion, the most of any mascot, and the first to be inducted into the Mascot Hall of Fame.
Auburn Answers is SGA’s campus feedback system. Through the website or one of the kiosks across campus students can input their feedback. That feedback is given to an SGA cabinet member who will work with the right administrators to address the issue. Got a compliment? Compliant? Question? Fill out a submission and let us know!
Spring Up is a one semester leadership development program that runs every January-April. This program is designed for second semester freshman-seniors who are looking to grow as a leader at Auburn and get connected to involvement opportunities on campus. Each group meets weekly and will participate in activities and hear from student leaders from many of Auburn’s largest campus organizations.
Applications open November 1st on AUinvolve! Contact out Spring Up Staff for more information.
In 2014, this inaugural program allowed students to complete a series of StrengthsQuest-based workshops geared towards leadership development through the use of strengths signature themes. Over 200 individual participants completed the training during the 2014-2015 academic year. Participants ranged from individuals to groups, teams and classes. Participating groups including the Auburn University Equestrian Team, the Student Government Executive team, and the Health and Wellness learning community benefitted from this valuable training.
Information for fall 2015 dates will be posted soon. If you are interested in hosting a training session for your group or organization, contact our office.
Leadership Small Groups provide an opportunity for freshmen to learn from current student leaders and discuss important leadership topics in a fun and relaxed environment. Small groups of 10-15 freshman students will be placed with a senior student leader who has experience serving in various roles and campus organizations. Applications will be available on AUinvolve in August!
In May 2010, Auburn University successfully held its 1st campus based session of The LeaderShape Institute, a nationally recognized student leadership development program! The 2017 session will be held in the Spring at the Winshape Retreat Center in Rome, Georgia. One hundred and thirty student leaders will be selected to attend and there is no cost for those selected to attend. All students are encouraged to apply.
Looking for an opportunity to volunteer in the Auburn Community? All you have to do is look at our schedule, print and sign the waiver, pick a project and a day and time that fit your schedule, and show up at the Intramural Field at the appropriate time. The rest is left to us! From the Campus Food Pantry to the Humane Society to the Boys and Girls Club, find a service project that you enjoy on the website.
Each week 45 freshmen will meet with their director and assistant directors to work on leadership development and campus involvement. Each meeting is designed to help freshmen enhance their abilities, network with fellow leaders, and practice the skills they acquire. There are nine different programs that focus on different aspects of campus life. The program’s focuses are: Community Awareness, Community Service, Leadership, Health and Wellness, and Student Government.
Tuesday, September 6-Thursday, September 8
10:00 am-4:00 pm
Auburn University Student Center Ballroom
Tuesday, November 1-Thursday, November 3
10:00 am-4:00 pm
Auburn University Student Center Ballroom
The Auburn Plainsman, founded in 1893, is an award-winning news organization that publishes a weekly newspaper and up-to-the-minute news at theplainsman.com. The Plainsman is the second-most honored newspaper in the country by the Associated Collegiate Press and its annual Pacemaker competition.
WEGL 91.1 FM is Auburn University’s student-operated radio station. The station serves as a learning lab for students offering real-world experiences in writing, editing and live production. Programming consists of five genres of music, news, sports talk and live broadcasts of Auburn University soccer and softball.
The Advertising and Marketing team is focused on providing multimedia marketing solutions enabling local and national businesses to grow. The student-led team includes positions in advertising and marketing, accounting, graphic design, and distribution. Students gain valuable knowledge and real-world training while developing a skill set and work ethic that will last throughout their careers. The team garners revenue for all student media organizations.
The Glomerata, Auburn’s official yearbook, has published since 1897. The 400-page book, distributed in the spring, highlights every aspect of student life at Auburn University, including campus life, athletics, academics, Greeks, and other organizations.
Eagle Eye TV is Auburn’s student-run television station. Students produce seven shows a week covering news, sports, and entertainment relevant to the Auburn campus and community. Eagle Eye members gain experience covering events in the field as well as live control room and studio productions. From shooting, writing, and editing to television management, Eagle Eye TV offers students comprehensive, hands-on, and industry standard experience.
The Auburn Circle is Auburn University’s literary/art/general interest magazine. It serves as a forum for the artists, writers, photographers, and designers of Auburn University. Our goal is that this publication will accurately represent the diverse talents and abilities of the Auburn community. The Auburn Circle is published twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring. Look for the Circle at the end of each semester.
Auburn University’s Student Government Association represents the Auburn student body within the university administration and the community. SGA advocates the interests of Auburn students and works to better the student experience through community events and initiatives. There are two branches, the Senate and the Cabinet. The Cabinet is divided into programs (Hey Day, Freshman Forum, Better Relations Day, etc), initiatives (Academic Affairs, Facilities, Parking, etc), marketing and engagement, outreach, and finance. The Student Government Association Senate is made up of 34 senators, apportioned among every school and college, who represent the student body. There are 5 committees within Senate that govern students and work to better student life. SGA also sponsors campus-wide events like Ask Me, Campaign Complain, and Up All Night, which are designed to garner student feedback on various campus issues. Have a question or a concern? Contact SGA today!
Find your roots at Welcome Week 2016! Welcome Week serves as Auburn University’s official welcome to new and returning students. Events throughout the week provide students with various programming and information to assist them in making Auburn University their home away from home. Students have the opportunity to get to know one another while familiarizing themselves with campus to become comfortable and find a routine of campus life. Coordinated through the Division of Student Affairs, Welcome Week is packed with a number of activities across campus sponsored by organizations, departments, and academic units – there is something for everyone!
UPC is a student-led programming board consisting of 11 committees that bring a variety of events to Auburn’s campus. These events are planned and executed by students, for students. UPC consists of 11 committees and an executive board. There are six programming committees and five support committees. We put on free events for students that include films, fine arts, speakers, concerts, tiger nights, and more.
The Organizations Board (O-Board) is the governing board for all student organizations. The O-Board consists of seven students who are selected through an interview and appointment process, one of which will be elected chairman of the board. Each student selected must be approved by the Student Government Association Senate. The O-Board is responsible for approving organization status and funding requests.
The Involvement Ambassadors serve as a resource for any student or student organization seeking assistance in finding opportunities for involvement. The Involvement Ambassadors provide one-on-one consultations with students as well as workshops for larger groups. And of course, we put on the Involvement Awards in the spring.
The International Student Organization mission is to improve multinational understanding and promote relationships between people of different cultures. The ISO also helps ease the process of adaptation for international students. We actively promote diversity and beneficial interaction between the international students and American students. We host the International Peace Dinner, Friday social hours, a world’s fair, cultural show, and a soccer tournament.
The Black Student Union at Auburn University upholds the following principles: to represent the interests and concerns of black students at Auburn University; to bring together all aspects of black student life for the purpose of improving the campus environment; encourage involvement of black students in all campus activities; discourage and abate institutional and individual acts and symbols of racism; and promotes the Auburn spirit and tradition of excellence.
The BIG Event is a student-run volunteer day which encourages college students and faculty to thank the community for providing a thriving environment to live and learn. During last year’s event, 2000 students served over 200 schools, homes, and churches. 2017 will be even bigger! Join us as we make a tangible difference in Auburn and the surrounding communities.
Since 1994, the Beat Bama Food Drive and the Food Bank of East Alabama have united students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members to help “fight” hunger and poverty in East Alabama by challenging the University of Alabama and the Food Bank of West Alabama to see who can collect more non-perishable food to help the needy. This good-natured competition has made an impact that reaches far beyond the campuses where it began.
The mission of the Alternative Student Breaks program is to engage Auburn University students in an affordable, substance-free experiential service learning project that encourages an understanding of pressing social issues in a significant way. Participate in a community service trip while taking the time to reflect on what you’re doing and create bonds with the members of your team.
Auburn University Dance Marathon is a year-long, campus-wide fundraising effort that culminates in a 12-hour dance marathon to celebrate the money and awareness raised for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The money we raise stays locally to benefit the Children’s Hospital at Midtown Medical Center at Columbus Regional Health. We are thrilled to announce that we raised more than $400,000 FOR THE KIDS in our fifth year.