The George Sherman Union, built in 1962, is located at the center of the Boston University Charles River Campus. Its primary mission is to enhance student life outside the classroom and support educational directives of the university through programs and services that meet the needs of a diverse campus population.

The Union encourages intellectual and social growth by fostering an environment for the free exchange of ideas. A variety of leadership experiences, organizations, resources and programs are offered within the Union. These serve as a catalyst for students to take an active role in campus affairs and the greater global society.

Traditionally, the “living room” of the campus, today’s union is the gathering place of the university. The George Sherman Union continues to evolve in order to reflect the ever-changing needs or students and staff.*

Students come to the GSU to organize events, gather and exchange information, and meet people. It provides an atmosphere for study and conversation. As the community center of Boston University, it provides cultural, social, and recreational programs that supplement regular classroom education. The facilities of the George Sherman Union are reserved for the exclusive use of students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Boston University.
Soliciting is prohibited and identification is required upon request.

* Mission Statement adapted from the Association of College Union International’s
“Role of the College Union,” 1996

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George Sherman Union 775 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA, 02215
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