Blues and Ribs
Fall Formal
Mardi Gras
Dance Marathon
Summer Breeze
October 12, 2007
November 2, 2007
Jan. 14-18, 2008
February 1, 2008
April 26, 2008
May 17, 2008
Summer Breeze 2008

All About COUP

The Council on University Programming is a group that is mandated to provide large-scale, engaging and entertaining events to the entire University community.

All COUP events are free to University of Chicago students, staff, and alumni. COUP creates, organizes and executes many of the yearly social events that are synonymous with the social culture at the University of Chicago. These include Blues and Ribs, Kuviasungnerk/Kangeiko, Mardi Gras, Summer Breeze, Dance Marathon, Fall Formal as well as other special events.

Being an active member of COUP is both exciting and demanding. Organizing large events (typically attended by over 2,500 people) requires organization, accountability, creativity, and stamina.

There are several ways to get involved with COUP! Firstly, COUP needs volunteers to set up for and help out during events. Please contact our public relations managers Tricia (, Jane P. (, or Padma ( for more information or to volunteer. Volunteers also help to post flyers, posters, and distribute table tents around the campus.

In addition to volunteering, interested persons may apply for available board positions. Each board member is in charge of specific operations within COUP. The marketing team, for example, is responsible for designing and ordering posters, creating t-shirts, and publicizing COUP events to a wide audience. Event chairs are in charge of organizing entire events, from choosing the music played to the food served.

While all board positions are currently filled, there is still the opportunity to volunteer at COUP events, which are a great way to meet the COUP team and get involved. Don't hesitate to contact our public relations managers for more information on how to get involved with COUP!

Photos courtesy of Annie Kim

© 2007 University of Chicago Council on University Programming