Campus News

Club Profile: Model United Nations

By: Marcus Day ~Staff Writer~

The Model United Nations (Model U.N.) club is a student-run organization that aims to prepare its members for careers in international relations, business and diplomacy.

The club participates and competes in intercollegiate events where students act as delegates representing specific United Nations committees.

Xavier’s Model UN club recently attended the Midwest Model UN conference in St. Louis, where students represented Bangladesh in a mock UN General Assembly.

Xavier’s Model UN club assisted in drafting five separate resolutions at the conference, all of which were adopted by a majority vote.

Members of the Model UN club are expected to research the countries they represent and form political positions based on this research.

Xavier students participating in the Model UN club have the opportunity to pursue academic excellence in a team environment.

They also work to improve their debating, public speaking, critical thinking and leadership skills.

The club is in its second year at Xavier, and is actively seeking new members.

Xavier students interested in participating in the Model UN club and its competitions are encouraged to contact Alex Pierce, the club’s president, for more information.

Members of Xavier’s Model UN club will not compete in any more Model United Nations conferences during this academic year.

However, club members plan to focus their efforts on fundraising, service, and sponsoring events for the remainder of this semester.

“We want nothing more than to grow and become even more of a benefit for the Xavier community,” Pierce said.

The Model UN club meets at 9:30 p.m. every Thursday in CLC room 405.

Xavier students interested in learning more about the Model UN club are encouraged to contact modelun@xavier.edu.

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