Model United Nations is a student organization that works to provide a further understanding of the UN diplomatic processes and contemporary international issues. Students attend UN conferences and simulate the role of delegates from pre-assigned countries.
The College sends approximately twenty-four students to two annual conferences that draw delegations from hundreds of colleges and universities from across the United States and abroad. The team travels to the American Model United Nations conference in Chicago in the fall and the National Model United Nations conference in New York City each spring. Wooster has represented a wide array of countries over the years, including Australia, Cameroon, Chad, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Kuwait, Lebanon, Myanmar, Panama, Paraguay, Portugal, South Korea, Togo, Turkey, Turkmenistan, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.
The team has received distinguished representation awards at various conferences. This year's New York delegation achieved the top rating of Outstanding Delegation for their representation of Romania. In addition, as determined by peer voting, two individual representatives were recognized at that Conference as Outstanding Delegates in Committee for their role in the Human Rights Council.
In preparation for the conferences, students meet weekly to become knowledgeable regarding the general workings of the UN and skilled representatives of their assigned country. Students work to master UN rules of procedure over several mock debate sessions.
Fall Schedule 2013
Due to the popularity of Model United Nations at The College of Wooster, usually more people wish to participate in the Model UN conferences than the school is able to fund. Therefore, this requires the officers to select participants based on established criteria, outlined below, in an attempt to make the process fair and objective. Each prospective team member is assigned points for various components of participation, and the top-scoring people will be chosen to represent Wooster at the conference. The two essential components MUN officers weigh when determining the traveling team are attendance and performance at the two mock sessions. We are eager to include new people in this program, and past experience does not provide any advantage.
To build the most committed team capable of supporting each other at conference, it is vital for team members to know each other. It is no surprise, then, that attendance is key. Every meeting this semester covers an aspect of the conference activities and will make the conference experience easier on each team member. Students must be on time to all the meetings. At the conferences, delegates will have to navigate a large hotel and the United Nations building in order to be on time for committee. If you cannot be on time on our small campus, we assume that you won't be on time at the conference.
Besides attendance, participants in the mock debates will be analyzed on the following categories and assigned between 1 and 5 points for each (possible 20 points per session):
Links To Model UN Resources
United Nations Information
President: Leigh Huffman
Vice President: Mohammad Sarhan
Research Coordinator: Steven Ding Feng
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kent Kille, Phone x2456
Meetings on Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm
Lowry Center1189 Beall AvenueWooster, OH 44691Phone: 330-263-2062StudentActivities@wooster.edu
1189 Beall Avenue, Wooster, Ohio 44691. (330) 263-2000
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