The Campus Life Committee spreads student spirit through multiple exciting events. Beginning with Campus Ruckus and the Student Center Spectacular to Crunch Brunch, this committee focuses on bringing students together with entertaining and interactive programs. Pinterest Parties and Massage on the Go sessions allow for an increase in morale felt by all on campus.
The Student Activities Board Concerts Committee brings some of the biggest events on UK’s campus, namely the fall and spring concerts. These concerts help connect the students on campus by bringing diverse genres of music throughout the school year, so there is something for everyone to enjoy! Recent concerts have included Chance the Rapper, Houndmouth, The Lumineers and many more! The Concerts Committee also coordinates with DanceBlue and brings the DJ for the ‘midnight rave hour.’
The Cultural Arts Committee enriches the lives of students around campus through multiple artistic events including photography competitions, art exhibits, and spoken word poetry. Located in the Student Center, the Rasdall Gallery holds many of the events created by this committee throughout the year, including the Dana Harper Exhibit and Nerd Night.
Nothing is too taboo for the Engaging Issues Committee. This committee challenges students’ mindsets by presenting them with diverse viewpoints and allowing them to make informed decisions on controversial topics. Engaging Issues has brought activists, best-selling authors, educators, philanthropists, and even some of the UK faculty to debate on these controversial topics. Some of the topics in the past have been marijuana legalization, women’s reproductive rights, the immigration reform, college debt and sustainability, and same-sex marriage. Their #TrendingTopics Interactive Debate Series also won the Educational Program Award of the Mid-America region in 2013.
The Market Research Committee is an important part of UK’s Student Activities Board by allowing events and promotions to be tailored to UK students through the All-Student Survey. The research obtained allows for student input on what to bring to campus through surveys and focus groups.
Our Multicultural Affairs Committee works in order to give the UK community a better understanding and appreciation of different cultures around Lexington, the nation, and even the world. This committee strives to promote cultural awareness, diversity, and inclusive communities through performances, lectures, and other events. Their programs not only entertain but also educate campus on issues close to home and around the globe. Some of the vast amount of events put on by the Multicultural Affairs Committee include bringing Ugandan refugee Derrick Kayongo to speak during UK’s Genocide Awareness Week, hosting an International Dessert Contest, and holding a speaking event by Anderson Cooper, “From the Front Lines.”
Our Pop Culture Committee looks to keep the UK student body “in the know” with all the pop culture sweeping the nation today. This committee is responsible for organizing a vast array of different events, as diverse and as far-reaching as pop culture itself. Events that the Pop Culture Committee has put on in the past include a performance by comedian Aziz Ansari, magic shows by professional magicians Derek Hughes and Justin Wollman, and “Behind the Lens”, a lecture event by Nev Schulman, the creator of “Catfish.”
The Promotions Committee is the committee that helps get the word out about all of SAB’s awesome events! Within the Promotions Committee, there are directors in charge of public relations, information technology, social media, graphic design, and there is also a VP of Promotions for the board as a whole. With all these positions in promotions, it allows all of the events hosted by SAB to be a success! SAB uses social media, posters, our website, and other outlets so we can effectively get connected to the students and get them excited for all the events that we have planned throughout the year!
Our Traditions Committee is focused on bringing recurring and insightful events to the University of Kentucky campus. This committee is directly involved with Homecoming, by providing 4 events for Homecoming each year. The Traditions Committee works to provide opportunities for graduating seniors to come together and leave a legacy on their campus through “Legacy Week”. The Traditions Committee also encourages students to take part in all spirited events that allow them to “see blue” in numerous ways across campus. Through their hard work and effort, the Traditions Committee is able to leave a lasting legacy that every UK student can be proud of.