Welcome to the SAC!

Welcome to your building. For years, students at the University of Texas at Austin advocated for the creation of an additional student union building to provide for social, cultural, educational and recreational programs.

In 2006, students passed the Student Activity Center referendum, creating a small semester fee to build and maintain the facility. Construction began in 2009 and the SAC officially opened its doors for student use on January 18, 2011.

General Information:

The SAC is committed to providing students with the resources and leadership opportunities that best enhance the student experience.

Amenities: The structure offers 149,000 square feet of departmental space, dining, and distributed lounge space, and over 25,000 feet of outdoor seating. We offer thirteen meeting rooms, including a ballroom, Black Box Theater (an experimental performance space), a legislative assembly room, dance rehearsal space, and an auditorium.

Resident Departments: 60,000 square feet of the the building is occupied by the Department of Anthropology, Dean of Student Office, Gender and Sexuality Center, Graduate Student Assembly, Leadership and Ethics Institute, Multicultural Engagement Center, Senate of College Councils, and Student Government.

Current food options include: Chick-Fil-A, Taco Cabana, Starbuck's, and ZEN.
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The Student Activity Center is a component of the Division of Student Affairs, operated by University Unions.