APPLICATIONS

Here, you can find all of the UPUA’s current openings in its Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches.

 

THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH

The UPUA’s McKay-Pathickal Administration is currently accepting applications for the following Executive Directors:

  • Executive Director of Rights and Equity (Applications are rolling)

More information about the role of each Executive Director can be found here.

The application for all of these roles can be found here.

Students can contact the UPUA President, Zachary McKay, at president@upua.org with any additional questions about the UPUA’s Executive Branch.

The UPUA’s Department of Finance is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Deputy Director of Finance (Applications due Wednesday, February 3rd, at 12:00pm EST)
 More information about each of these roles can be found here.
 

The application for all of these roles can be found here.

Students can contact the UPUA’s Executive Director of Finance, Toni McFarland, at finance@upua.org with any additional questions about the UPUA’s Department of Finance.

The UPUA’s Department of Civic Engagement is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Director of Voter Registration  (Applications are rolling)
  • Director of Civic Partnerships (Applications are rolling)
  • Director of Community Service (Applications due Wednesday, February 3rd, at 12:00pm EST)

More information about each of these roles can be found here.

The application for all of these roles can be found here.

Students can contact the Executive Director of Civic Engagement, Grace Harnett, at civicengagement@upua.org with any additional questions about the UPUA’s Department of Civic Engagement.

The UPUA’s Department of Sustainability is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

  • There are currently no openings in the Department of Sustainability.

Students can contact the Executive Director of Sustainability, Kelly Matuszewski, at sustainability@upua.org with any additional questions about the UPUA’s Department of Sustainability.

The UPUA’s Department of Outreach is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

  • There are currently no openings in the Department of Outreach

Students can contact the UPUA’s Executive Director of Outreach, Aphrodite Biswas, at outreach@upua.org with any additional questions about the UPUA’s Department of Sustainability.

The UPUA’s Department of Records is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

  • There are currently no openings in the Department of Records.
 

More information about each of these roles can be found here.

The application for all of these roles can be found here.

Students can contact the UPUA’s Executive Director of Records, Nikhil Choudhuri, at records@upua.org with any additional questions about the UPUA’s Department of Records.

THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

The UPUA is currently accepting applications for the following liaison positions:

  • State College Borough Council’s Undergraduate Student Representative (Applications are currently paused.)
 

This is the application to be nominated by the UPUA President with the General Assembly’s consent as the Undergraduate Student Representative Position for the State College Borough Council. Applications are due Sunday, February 7th, at 12:00 p.m. EST. Any undergraduate student living in State College may apply, regardless of current affiliation with the UPUA. You will be expected to attend General Assembly meetings, and meetings of the Committee on Governmental Affairs.

You will be a student representative alongside the Graduate/Professional Student Representative. After applying, there will be interviews with the President and the Steering Committee to determine finalists for confirmation by the UPUA Assembly. There will be at most two (2) finalists. 

The application for and more information about this role can be found here.

Students can contact the Chair of the General Assembly’s Committee on Governmental Affairs, Dan Risser, at govaffairs@upua.org with any additional questions about this role.

Current vacancies in the UPUA’s General Assembly of Student Representatives include:

  • Parliamentarian of the General Assembly (Apply here)*
  • Committee Coordinators (Apply here)*
  • Legislative Staffer (Apply here)*
  • At-Large Representative (Apply here)**
  • Secretary (Apply here)
*First-year students are encouraged to apply!
**Position’s term ends on Tuesday, March 30th at 11:59 pm
 

More information about each of these roles can be found here

Students can contact the UPUA Speaker of the Assembly, Steven Zhang, at speaker@upua.org with any additional questions about the UPUA’s Legislative Branch.

Community Group Seat Applications

Any RSO (Registered Student Organization) at the Pennsylvania State University may apply for a Community Group Seat within the UPUA (University Park Undergraduate Association). A Community Group Seat, or Community Group Representative, is any undergraduate student who wishes to serve as a UPUA Representative of any RSO to which they belong. RSOs may only have one Community Group Representative officially represent them as a UPUA Representative in the General Assembly.

**Undergraduate Students interested in serving as the Community Group Representative for a community of which they are a member should contact that organization’s Executive Board to express their interest.**

The Judicial Board of the UPUA reviews all Community Group Seat applications. In order to be granted a community group seat, RSOs must meet specific eligibility requirements outlined on the application, which can be found here.

THE JUDICIAL BRANCH

The Judicial Board of the UPUA works to adjudicate disputes within the UPUA and review governing documents. Members of the Judicial Board — known as Justices — are also responsible for facilitating the UPUA’s annual elections as a member of the Elections Commission each Spring. Members of the Judicial Board are nominated by the UPUA President and confirmed by the General Assembly of Student Representatives.

The Board meets whenever necessary, typically weekly or biweekly. Attendance at weekly General Assembly meetings is not required, but highly encouraged.

  • There are currently no openings in the Judicial Board.

Students can contact the UPUA Chief Justice, Rachel Schuchman, at chiefjustice@upua.org with any additional questions about the UPUA’s Judicial Board.

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