Model United Nations Club (MUN) gives students the opportunity to participate in a simulation of the United Nations General Assembly and attend the annual National Model United Nations Conference in New York each spring.
UIS students in MUN partake in the United Nations simulation where resolutions are discussed, debated, and voted upon by all countries represented in the council and committees. The simulations are as close to reality as possible. Each delegation attempts to take on the character, as well as the policy, of its assigned country and peace treaties, caucuses, and walk-outs by dissatisfied delegates are frequent.
Student involvement in MUN begins in the fall each year, as the UIS delegation begins to form and members gather information about the country they will represent. In the spring, the delegation submits resolutions to the National MUN and attends the conference in New York.
Earning College Credit with Model United Nations
Students in MUN can also earn college credit through PSC 478: National Model United Nations (1 credit hour) and PSC 483: Model United Nations (3 credit hours). In the fall, MUN students can enroll in PSC 478 where they will work to form the UIS delegation and members will begin to gather information about the country they will represent. In the spring, MUN students can enroll PSC 483, and the delegation will submit resolutions to the National MUN and attend National Model United Nations Conferences in New York, where resolutions are discussed, debated, and voted upon by all countries represented in the council and committees.
Model United Nations Competition
Pictured at the MUN Competition in New York: Dr. Adriana Crocker, Political Science Professor and MUN Faculty Advisor, and Eric Motyll, Graduate Assistant, attended the 2019 Model United Nations Conference in New York from April 14th–18th along with the UIS students who participated in the competition: Collin Cisco, Luke D’Elia, Jason Edwards, Roberto Flores, Karen Galvez, Sonia Hernandez, Brandon Klages, Conor McKenzie, Christian Meza, Christine Noppenberger, Krupa Patel, Alexander Phelps Payton Raso, Daniel Rude, Aaron Shrestha, Deeanna Stalets, Jessica Villegas, Abisoye Ariwoola and Dede Aggrey.