UPC plans events for students by students.
We plan 150+ events each year for free or little cost to the K-State community.

Our Mission

The purpose of the Union Program Council shall be to provide educational, cultural and social experiences by students for students and the K-State community. The organization seeks to develop leaders and enhance the quality of student life through inclusive programming. With a goal of fulfilling the mission of the university, UPC aims to help establish an engaging campus life for students throughout their college experience. Through the prudent use of student privilege fees, UPC serves as a resource to entertain, excite and educate the university and community. 


How WE're structured

UPC is comprised of Officers and Co-chairs, constituting the Executive Board. Co-chairs plan events for students ranging in purpose and scope. Co-chairs are divided into 9 committees:

  • Films selects blockbuster and classic films for the weekly series. Also sponsors The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

  • Forums presents educational and informational programs on campus concerns through speakers, panels and discussions. Plans Constitution Day activities.

  • Multicultural exposes the campus to diversity through films, slam poets, entertainment, lectures and discussions.

  • Music programs live music from major concerts to coffee house performances. Also plans the OPUS Band Competition.

  • Exec (President, VP of Operations, and VP of Membership)

  • After Hours organizes substance-free entertainment and activities every Friday night including bingo nights, ice skating, and small-scale comedians.

  • Arts coordinates pop-up art galleries, the Student Photography Contest, dinner theaters and other art-related programs.

  • Campus Entertainment focuses on researching, planning and executing a large event each semester according to the Campus Entertainment Fund process.

  • Community plans large, annual programs, including the Activities Carnival, Children’s Carnival, and Spring Egg Hunt.

  • Daytime Programs creates midday
    programs through make and take events,
    lunchtime lounges and magicians.
    Coordinates UPC Open House events.

Committee members are people who attend our All Meetings, volunteer at our events, etc. but are not Co-chairs on the Executive Board.


Who We've Brought

  • Will Ferrell

  • New Politics

  • Lindsey Stirling

  • Rainn Wilson

  • Dustin Lynch

  • Aziz Ansari

  • Jon Bellion

  • Kevin Hart

  • Danielle Bradbery

  • DaniLeigh

  • T-Pain

  • Bill Nye

  • Nick Offerman

  • Gloriana

  • Retta

  • Seth Meyers

  • Jason Derulo

  • AJR

  • Smino

  • Nick Jonas

  • Lauv

  • MAX