Throughout its long history, the Student Union has engaged in various activities on the study-social front. In addition to building student housing in both the Student Union building and at Domus, the Student Union has maintained housing services, study guidance, health services, employment services, and more. The Student Union has actively participated in current discussions within higher education policy, especially in connection with the administrative reform in the 1970s when university boards were democratized. The Student Union has aimed to offer its members a rich range of cultural and sports activities. The Student Union has also been involved in restaurant operations in various forms – both lunch and evening restaurants, with and without alcohol permits – with varying degrees of success. Traditions have come and gone – one that has been forgotten is the Freshers´oath: “I swear and promise, by what is dear and incomprehensible to me, that I shall neither break nor keep this oath.”
Source: Union History ‘Kårliv under 75 år’ by Johanna Aminoff-Winberg. The text below is a compilation by Tove Ahlskog, translated (including quotes) by Secretary General Veera Gustafsson (with the help of ChatGPT).