Campus Connections

Connecting athletes with various departments and organizations on campus strengthens the student-athlete experience and enhances the mission of the college. Some programs that have benefited from these connections include:

SNL: Saturday Night in Lund

The purpose of a SNL event is to provide late night interactive alcohol free activities in Lund Center for Gustavus students looking for something to do during the hours of 10pm-1am.

The student-athlete organization SAVE sponsored the first SNL and is in charge of submitting a budget to student senate to help fund a portion of the SNL expenses. In addition to student senate money, funding for SNL events are also provided by other departments such as: CAB, Peer Assistants, Residential Life, Gustie Greeters.

Current recognized organizations on campus can submit an application/action plan to SAVE if they would like to sponsor an SNL event. Organizations are given $400 to help run the event and the opportunity to earn fundraising money for completing set criteria before, during, and after the event. SAVE is responsible for looking over these action plans and decides which organizations are given the opportunity to sponsor the SNL event throughout the year.

During the 2017-2018 school year, SNL’s were sponsored by: the Gustie Greeters, CAB, Peer Assistants, Residential Life, SAVE, , STEM, Women's Rugby, Thetas, and A moment of Magic to name a few. The number of students who attend SNL vary each week with the Fall Semester average being 340 students, J-term average of 150 students and the Spring Semester average of 160 students.


Educational Opportunities:

Throughout the year student-athletes are asked to help organizations sponsor speakers who come on campus or assist departments in promoting different health events. Some events student-athletes have promoted or assisted with include:

  • Chemical Health Awareness with the Peer Assistants
  • Sexual Assault Awareness with SART
  • Campus Wellbeing Fair with HES
  • Hazing Prevention with CAB and Greek Life