Student Engagement

Students learning about organizations on campus at UNK Org Fair

UNK’s Office of Student Engagement oversees the Nebraskan Student Union and the numerous student-support and service offices that are housed in the Union. We focus on helping make the experiences students have here at UNK memorable and enriching, as part of your overall academic and social experience.


Sharon Pelc, Director of Student Life

1013 West 27th St., Kearney, NE 68849-5310
Telephone: (308) 865-8523 | Fax: (308) 865-8195

As the host center of the campus. The Nebraskan Student Union provides facilities, retail areas, programs, workout equipment, after-hours access, and involvement opportunities in a dynamic, inclusive environment designed to enhance the collegiate experience. Services and programs are intentionally planned to foster out-of-class learning, leadership, and social interaction for UNK students and the university community. This office also works with student government, student leadership groups, and with the student-led LPAC (Loper Programming and Activities Council).


Tim Danube, Associate Director, Nebraskan Student Union
Phone: (308) 865-8523 Email:

The Nebraskan Student Union is comprised of the following four departments:

Multicultural Affairs

Located in the Nebraskan Student Union, the Office of Multicultural Affairs – “OMA” and Multicultural Center are places where students from diverse backgrounds can come together to plan events and raise cultural awareness on campus. There is a study area, computer bar, lounge, and student organization offices to give all students a place to meet, study, relax, and plan events.


Juan Guzman, Director, Multicultural Affairs
Phone: (308) 865-8127 Email:

Fraternity & Sorority Life

The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life oversees and advises UNK's six fraternities, seven sororities, the Interfraternity, Panhellenic, Multicultural Greek council, the Greek Week Committee, GAMMA, and Order of Omega Honor Society.


Heather Wolf, Assistant Director, Fraternity & Sorority Life
Phone: (308) 865-8057 Email:

Student Engagement and Activities

By promoting civic engagement through UNK and the Kearney community, creating partnerships, and fostering an environment that values diversity and self-directed learning, Student Activities contributes to the holistic development of our students. Student Activities at UNK includes over 200 student organizations for all students to get involved with. Leadership development opportunities, helping plan events, assisting in the development of programming, assistance of student leaders and guide organizations that greatly enrich every student’s experience at UNK are all provided through student activities. We also work with the UNK Spirit Squad and Louie the Loper.


Laura Matthies, Assistant Director, Student Engagement & Activities
Phone: (308) 865-8398 Email:


The UNK ID Card Office provides university identification cards for students, staff, faculty/emeriti faculty, guest vendors, and other approved groups to utilize the University’s facilities and programs. The office also re-issues lost or severely stressed UNK ID cards.


Stephen Zimmer, Coordinator, UNK ID Card Operations
Phone: (308) 865-8154 Email: