Office of Student Activities

The Office of Student Activities is an advisor, ally, administrator, educator and mentor to the students of Southwestern University.

What We Do

We facilitate learning experiences through new student orientation, leadership opportunities, student organizations, social activities, and other services that promote personal growth and the empowerment of students for success in our diverse community and beyond it.

Check out our photo gallery from events planned by Student Activities and the University Programming Council including: Cinematic Saturday, Concerts, Friday Night Live, Orientation, Break Programs, and many more.

  • Click here to learn about the SU Shuttle and see the spring schedule
  • Click here to apply for Community Chest funding.  The final application deadline for this school year is March 29th, all at 5:00 pm.
  • Click here for information about the Student Organization Re-Registration process.
  • Will you be on campus during Easter Break?

Catch the SU Shuttle to HEB and Wolf Ranch to get food and other items you need.  The shuttle will run on Friday, April 3rd and Saturday, April 4th.  Meet in the parking lot by the Cove at noon both days.

Student Activities is also sponsoring dinner on Friday, April 3rd and Saturday, April 4th at 6:00 pm in the Brown-Cody Lounge.  Dinner on Friday night will be provided by Thundercloud Subs and on Saturday night by Domino’s Pizza.  These meals are intended for those who have a meal plan and are unable to eat in the Commons during the break. They will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information: 512-863-1345 or



Upcoming events and activities in The Cove and around campus.

March 27th, 2015

  • Image preview Workshop with Ebony Stewart 4:00pm
    Poet and educator Ebony Stewart will lead an open workshop, entitled “Sex, Love, and Above”, at 4:00 pm in Heather Hall (FAC).  A description of the workshop is below.  In addition to this workshop, Ebony will perform her poetry at 8:00 pm in The Cove.

    (note: Ebony’s workshop and performance may contain content for mature audiences.)

    Sex, Love & Above

    Sexuality is complex. As humans engaged in sexual behavior, we explore all the many layers of body image, sexual orientation, reproductive health, genitals, gender roles and identity, relationships, and love and affection. Through discussion and activities, Ms. Stewart’s workshop will allow participants to investigate the stories we tell ourselves about sexuality and about how those stories interfere with how we see and accept others. 

  • Image preview Friday Night Live: Ebony Stewart 8:00pm
    This week’s FNL will feature spoken word artist Ebony Stewart.  Ebony is a three-time Slam Champion from Austin.  Ebony has shared stages with Buddy Wakefield and the late Amri Baraka. She also coached the Neo-Soul slam team finishing 1st place in Group Piece Finals in 2012, coached the Austin Poetry Slam team leading them to 5th place in 2013 at the National Poetry Slam, and coached the TheySpeak Poetry Slam team finishing top 8 in the world at Brave New Voices in 2014.  Ebony is currently on her RISE! Tour, promoting sexual health, body image and healthy relationships through performance and workshops.

    In addition to this performance at FNL, Ebony will give a workshop, entitled “Sex, Love, and Above”, at 4:00 pm in Heather Hall (FAC).

    (note: Ebony’s workshop and performance may contain content for mature audiences.)

March 29th, 2015