One conversation can make all the difference in the life of a student - Unitea provides opportunities for these conversations to happen. Launched in Fall 2016, Unitea connects students with trained Unitea hosts to engage in conversation over a free cup of tea or coffee. The program will be available for students at both North and Augustana campuses.

How it works

Unitea is simple - a student signs up online for a tea/coffee time with a Unitea host, who is a student volunteer, both meet at a specified location, and they enjoy a hot beverage from one of our participating partners. Learn about what to expect.

Effective March 16, One-to-One Tea Times will take place on Google Hangouts for the remainder of the semester. This is a preventative measure to support our collective health in response to COVID-19. To book your virtual Tea Time, click the link below. Due to the change in program delivery, we will not be able to offer free tea or coffee or provide travel mugs to new participants.

Book a tea time!

The Pop-up Tea Party

Over the course of the academic year, student volunteers will host "tea parties" at different campus locations to reach out and connect with groups of students, engaging in purposeful conversations.

Unitea Hosts

Unitea hosts are the cornerstone of the program and are genuinely interested in meeting and talking with their peers over tea or coffee. Unitea hosts are certified in the Community Helpers program and suicide prevention and gatekeeper training - Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR).

Get to know the Unitea Hosts