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 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 affordable child care, healthy food options, and automatic teller machines.
In addition to the programs and services listed below, the EMU houses a variety of food service options, student lounges, the Campus Copy Center, the card office, the ticket office, the Mills International Center, art galleries, and a variety of meeting spaces for student groups to use.
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 multimillion 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 program at the University of Oregon, supporting many Olympic and non-NCAA affiliated sport clubs. Many clubs are associated with regional and national sport governing bodies such as Pac-8 Hockey, USA Ultimate, and Northwest Collegiate Cycling Conference. A program of the Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Club Sports has been a premier sports and leadership development program for over 30 years. 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 with the purchase of a term pass or day-use fee. 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.
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 low-cost, cooperative activities such as hiking, rafting, kayaking, backpacking, rock climbing, skiing, and snowboarding. The program also offers low-cost equipment rental, a wilderness resource center, instructional clinics, and bike loans, and hosts numerous events on campus. The Outdoor Program "Barn," home to the equipment rental and bicycle-loan program and a bike maintenance shop, 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 the hub for student-led sustainability initiatives that foster and support the transition to sustainability through collaboration, education, and activism. The SSC hosts frequent coalition meetings with students from various student groups working on sustainability across campus and coordinates Earth Week each spring. Sustainability grants are available annually through the Student Sustainability Fund to support student sustainability projects. For more information, call 541-346-8321 or visit the website at coalition.uoregon.edu.
UO Scheduling and Event Services
This office facilitates the planning and support for all nonacademic use of UO buildings, rooms, and out-of-door spaces on campus, spending a significant amount of time coaching and helping student groups navigate the campus policies and offering advice on best practices for running their events. 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
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.