University Players is the theatre and dance student organization at Southeast Missouri State University. The purpose of the organization is to encourage participation in, and an appreciation of the theatre arts among students and throughout the local community. University Players also encourages student professional development by funding travel to national theatre and dance conferences. Special events presented by the organization include annual Cabarets at local restaurants, student directed one act plays, and participation in University sponsored events such as Family Weekend and Homecoming. The members also actively participate in recruitment events for the Department of Theatre and Dance. Membership is achieved through regular involvement in all University Players meetings and events.