St. Bonaventure University

About the Model United Nations

Laurel leaves surround a map of the world.

For decades, students from across the St. Bonaventure University campus have been working together in the Model United Nations to broaden their knowledge of the world around them through negotiation, debate, and diplomacy. With these skills they are able to represent nations from every corner of the globe in order to create awareness for the complex structures of the United Nations.

Students conduct research so that they can effectively represent countries' views, understand the multifaceted procedural structure of the United Nations that is modeled after the Roberts rules of order, as well as achieve experiences that will last a lifetime.

Course information

Model United Nations may be taken as a course at three different levels:

  • POLS 104. Model United Nations,
  • POLS 208/209. Intermediate Model United Nations,
  • POLS 308/309. Model United Nations Secretariat.

The courses differ by the level of participation and the grading scheme. Current students may consult my.sbu for course times and locations.

Conferences attended by SBU MUN

For students and members to fully understand how the United Nations works it is required that they attend at least one conference per school year. At these conferences, students research and represent their countries' position within organizations of the United Nations such as the Security Council, the World Health Organization, and others. Students work to resolve issues that face the international community today such as the question of nuclear development in Iran and how to stop human trafficking.

We have attended the following conferences: