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Harini Gunasekaran '24



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What is Union Board?

The Knox College Union Board serves as the event planning organization on campus. Membership consists of Knox students. The organization is made up of six committees; Community and Games, Excursions, Comedy and Entertainment, Music and Expressions, Public Relations, and Special Events. Each committee puts on events throughout the term.

We're also famous for Flunk Day! Flunk Day is a Knox College tradition. One day each Spring Term, all classes are canceled and Knox is awakened early in the morning to celebrate all day! The Special Events Coordinator of Union Board selects a small committee of students to help plan Flunk Day in secret. They and the Union Board advisor plan a wonderful day full of activities, giveaways, and food for everyone to enjoy. The day is top secret, so if you want to guess which day it is, you'd better pay close attention to what's going on on campus. 

You can find us on Instagram @knoxcollegeub and Facebook @KnoxCollegeUB. You can also send us an email at 

Our Coordinators

Myrissa Le, Special Events Coordinator

Harini Gunasekaran, Operations Coordinator

Community and Games

Chairperson: Harini Gunasekaran

The Community & Games committee brings a variety of entertaining games and activities to the Knox community. We aim to bring our campus together through uniquely exciting events.

Last Term's Events:

  • Retro Roller Rave
  • Treasure Hunt

Comedy and Entertainment

Chairperson: Diya Goyal

The Comedy and Entertainment committee brings Knox students a variety of shows which are somewhat interactive such as hypnotists, comedians, etc. Our commitment is to bring fun shows on campus and bring the students most entertainment through those!

Last Term's Events:

  • Knox's Funniest Person
  • Summoning Spirits

Music and Expressions

Chairperson: Isaiah Simon

The Music and Expressions committee brings musical groups to campus and organizes fun events for students to perform in. We aim to provide a space for everyone to express themselves through music, spoken word, poetry, or however; creativity is encouraged!

Last Term's Events:

  • What's the Tea?

Public Relations

Chairperson: Olivia Janunas

You can thank the PR committee for the fun posters and social media presence! You can also find them tabling in Seymour Gallery or handing out UB merch at events. 

Last Term's Events:

  • Water Gun Fight

Special Events

The Special Events committee is led by the Special Events Coordinator. Only veteran members of Union Board are selected to be on this committee. 

Last Term’s Events:

  • Orientation Week Events
  • Midnight Breakfast Movie Night
  • Pause for Paws
  • Flunk Day
  • Trivia Night
  • Bingo Night

Outreach & Philanthropy 

Chairperson: Naeun Kim

This committee will continuously work to establish connections with other organizations in the Knox and Galesburg community such as the Kleine Center, Knox's cultural organizations, Blessings in a Backpack, Harbor Lights Hospice, Food Recovery Network, and more. The goal of this committee will primarily be to host events and build connections between our typical Union Board population and work to make UB more accessible to all members of the Knox community.

Last Term's Events:

  • Trip to Haunted House

Interested in Joining Union Board?

We'd love to have you! Please reach out to our operations coordinator Harini Gunasekaran ( for more information about applying or fill out this form.

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