Erb Memorial Union
Laurie Woodward, Director
1228 E. 13th Ave.
The Erb Memorial Union (EMU) is the community center for the University of Oregon. A unit within the Division of Student Life, the EMU provides programs, facilities, food, and other services for students and the entire campus community.
Through the various programs, services, and student organizations that have offices in the EMU, students are provided with a safe place to explore new ideas and take risks, an environment that fosters real-word experience and a process that allows students to learn at their own pace—all within the framework of staff support and guidance. Other services provided include a wellness center, guest services desk, ticket office, computer and copy centers, the Mills International Center, art galleries, a branch of the Duck Store, healthy food options, banking services, and a variety of meeting and event spaces for student groups and the campus community to use.
The programs and services listed below are managed through the EMU and provide students with a broad array of activities and experiences designed to complement and enhance the educational experience.
The Erb Memorial Union Board is responsible for making general policy decisions and long-range plans for the Erb Memorial Union. The board approves allocation of the EMU’s multi-million dollar budget, assigns space for student organizations, and advises the EMU staff in the union’s management and administration. The sixteen-member board comprises twelve students, three faculty representatives, and one EMU staff representative.
Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO)
The ASUO is the student governing body at the University of Oregon. With more than 200 student organizations, the ASUO offers students many opportunities to direct their own programs, become involved in every aspect of student life, and influence the decisions that affect the quality of education at the UO. Many of these programs have offices in the building, including the Women’s Center, Multicultural Center, Men’s Center, Designated Driver Shuttle, Student Veterans Center, and the Nontraditional Student Union. For more information, see the Associated Students of the University of Oregon section of this catalog.
Club Sports is an athletic and leadership program that provides UO student with the opportunity to compete in a variety of team and individual sports and activities. Club teams practice, host games, and events, travel to competitions throughout the US, and contend for national championships every year. Currently there are 43 club teams with more than 1,250 participants. For more information, call 541-346-8025, or visit the website at clubsports.uoregon.edu.
The Craft Center offers workshops in ceramics, woodworking, glassblowing, jewelry, fibers, painting, photography, silkscreen, glass torch working, and many areas of the visual arts in a collaborative environment designed to enhance the student experience in a creative atmosphere free from grades and assignments.
Well-equipped studios are available for use. Current UO students may sign up for a free pass each term. Materials and supplies are sold for each studio area. The center's professional staff members, instructors, and student staff members are excellent resources for students' artistic projects. For more information, call 541-346-4361, or visit the website at craftcenter.uoregon.edu.
Center for Student Involvement
The Center for Student Involvement is the hub for student organizations and groups on campus. The staff supports and puts on large events such as Ducks after Dark, Flock Party, and Homecoming. but also works to present cultural events in music, film, performing arts, contemporary topics, and the visual arts that reflect the diverse interests of students and encourage a social and educational exchange for both the campus community. The office serves as a resource center for student groups to meet and plan events.
The Center for Student Involvement supports student organizations and activities that enliven UO traditions, keep students engaged, and strengthen the campus community. The center manages many student organization services that enhance students’ ability to get involved. In addition, staff members advise the Student Activities Board and create safe, fun student events that create positive learning opportunities.
Esports is a new program in the EMU and has three areas of focus. The Esports Lounge is a gathering spot for all gamers from the beginner through our competitive teams. It is located in the lower level of the EMU. Our competitive teams hold tryouts every fall and we are currently fielding 5 teams playing a variety of Esport Games. Finally the program is dedicated to helping students learn about careers in the Esports field ranging from game development to player or broadcaster.
KWVA 88.1 FM
KWVA is the student radio station, broadcasting at 88.1 FM and on the Internet. KWVA broadcasts 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Programs are produced at KWVA in the Erb Memorial Union, and include diverse music, news, and sports. Students and non-students are welcome to participate as DJs and as news, sports, production, and marketing volunteers. No experience is necessary. For more information, call 541-346-4091 or visit the website, kwvaradio.org.
Moss Street Children’s Center
Moss Street Children’s Center provides developmentally appropriate child care for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school children in kindergarten through the fifth grade. Priority for child-care services is given to enrolled students; however, members of the UO faculty and staff, as well as community families, may also enroll if space is available. Many students work in the program as employees or volunteers and receive practicum credit through various academic departments. The center is located on the edge of campus at 1685 Moss St. For more information, call 541-346-4384 or visit the website, moss.uoregon.edu.
The Outdoor Program offers a variety of affordable, cooperative activities such as hiking, rafting, kayaking, backpacking, rock climbing, skiing, and snowboarding. The program provides trip-planning resources, skill-building clinics, and a free do-it-yourself bike maintenance shop in the EMU. The Outdoor Program "Barn," where students may rent low-cost outdoor equipment and bikes, is located five blocks from the EMU, at the corner of University Street and East 18th Avenue. For more information, call 541-346-4365 or visit the website at outdoorprogram.uoregon.edu.
Student Sustainability Coalition
The Student Sustainability Coalition (SSC) is a collaborative space for student-led initiatives that fosters and supports the simultaneous pursuit of human equity, environmental vitality, and economic well-being. By working together with individual students, student groups, and academic programs, the SSC helps students develop the skills, strategies, and networks necessary to achieve a more sustainable world. The coalition also plans university-wide events throughout the year, including the Sustainability Fair and Earth Week. For more information, call 541-346-8321 or visit the website.
UO Scheduling and Event Services
This office facilitates the scheduling and support for most nonacademic use of UO buildings, rooms, and outdoor spaces. Scheduling and Event Services offers professional planning assistance to both university and unaffiliated groups for their events, provides the necessary personnel and technical equipment to aid in the success of those events, and helps sponsors navigate campus policies to assure their events are in compliance. For more information, call 541-346-6000 or visit the website at scheduling.uoregon.edu.
UO Card Office
This office provides students, faculty and staff members, and guests with official university identification cards to be used for a number of services across campus. Your photo ID card may be used as a debit card for purchases on campus with a UO Duck Bucks account.
UO Ticket Office and Passport Center
This office provides a full range of ticketing and box office services for university student groups and departments, including the University Theatre, UO School of Music and Dance, and Oregon Bach Festival. As a sales outlet for Ticketmaster, TicketsWest, Hult Center, WOW Hall, and Matthew Knight Arena, the Ticket Office sells admission for a broad range of events in Eugene, Portland, and throughout the Pacific Northwest. For more information, call 541-346- 4363 or visit the website at tickets.uoregon.edu.
The Ticket Office also serves as a US passport application acceptance location and passport photo center. This is a drop-in passport location; no appointments are needed for passport acceptance or photos.