BGU is the university in Israel most known for a vibrant student life. The BGU Student Union is committed to providing a wide range of programs and services that include cultural, academic, recreational, and community-oriented activities. As an OSP student, you are a full member of the Union, known as the Agudat Hastudentim, and are eligible to take part in all of its planned programs. The Student Union is housed in the Zlotowski Student Center, which is the hub of student life at the university.

The on-campus cinema, “The Negative,” screens films from around the world and throughout the semester, the Student Union organizes lectures, appearances by Israeli musical artists, and free concerts ranging from classical to contemporary.

During the year there are campus bazaars where students can purchase clothes, jewelry, cosmetics, etc. BGU’s annual Student Day, one of the largest events of the year, takes place during the spring semester and brings top Israeli entertainers, as well as many Israeli celebrities and politicians to campus.

In past semesters, informal classes offered on campus have included: guitar, yoga/Pilates, self-defense, photography, astrology and language instruction. In addition, numerous student clubs and social groups, such as the folk dancing group, the photography club, the gay, lesbian and bi-sexual organization, and intramural athletic clubs, provide you with the opportunity to meet Israelis with similar interests.

For more information on the Student Union and weekly updates please visit their website by clicking here.