Student Life

Student Engagement & Student Union

Student Engagement & Student Union (or SESU for short) offers a wide range of programs to support a rich and meaningful campus life. The department's mission is to facilitate learning and build community. This is accomplished through:

  • ​an active network of student-run organizations and student-led initiatives
  • the growth of leadership skills
  • socially enriching activities and opportunities
  • experiences that enable appreciation of a diverse world.

The department also runs the Mori Hosseini Student Union.​ The Student Union is a central space where students can dine, study, and relax. ​​Students also help run the place - our student managers lead an Operations Team that supports all events in this busy building. The Welcome​ Desk staff provide directions to both ​students and visitors and help students access study ​rooms and gaming resources.​

Embry-Riddle has over 260 registered student organizations (RSOs). By getting involved in an RSO, you can learn new skills, try new hobbies, put your classroom knowledge to the test, and have fun!​​  With everything from skydiving to robotics, ani​​me to a Ca​​​pella​​, our RSOs offer a broad range of opportunities​ for you to pursue your passions. The Union has a Student Organization Resource Center on the 2nd floor just for you!  We have computers, work space, and staff dedicated to your support.

Student Engagement is also the point of contact for the Student Government Association and its divisions – the student programming board (Touch-N-Go Productions), the WIKD 102.5 FM radio station, the Avion newspaper, and the Emergency Response Team (ERT).

In all these ways, the Student Engagement & Student Union team supports students to make a difference for themselves and others.​ Additional information can be found online at the SESU ERNIE pages or by emailing Student Engagement at

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) is responsible for providing a link between students and the faculty, staff, and administration. In addition to representing the voice of students through its branches, the SGA provides many services and is actively involved with student programs. SGA services to students include a shuttle service to and from neighboring apartment complexes; a free beverage service; free notary service; free laminating and faxing; Safe Ride, which provides a free taxi ride to students who need transportation to doctor's appointments or pharmacies; parking citation appeals; and free first aid support from the Emergency Response Team. The SGA also serves the student body through its four divisions: Touch-N-Go Productions, the Avion, WIKD 102.5 FM, and the Emergency Response Team. SGA members also participate on almost every committee on campus, and the president of the SGA is a member of Embry-Riddle’s Board of Trustees. Direct questions, comments, or concerns to or call 1-386-226-6039.

Student Government Association Leadership Program

The Student Government Association (SGA) at each residential campus offers partial tuition waivers for elected officials of the organization. The amount of the waiver varies depending on the position held. The goal is to stimulate interest in holding elected office and to recognize the commitment student leaders make in such positions.

For information about the criteria students must meet to run in an SGA election, or for other information about the program, contact the Student Government Association in the Student Leadership Suite on the 2nd floor of the Student Union.

International Student Programming

The International Student & Scholar Services Office runs International Student Orientation, which is a requirement of the Department of Homeland Security. The purpose of this orientation is to inform students of their F1 obligations and provide them with the information they need to successfully maintain their F1 status while on campus. In addition, the office provides programming for international students and offers an International Ambassador program.  

International students are also encouraged to join the International Student Organization, which plans and implements educational, cultural, and social programs for all students. For more information or to join the organization and receive updates, visit the International Student Organization’s page on Campus Groups.