UPUA Funds Blood Drive,  Supports US Senate Bill & Faculty Senate Resolution

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. – Oct. 19, 2016The University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA) met Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. in 233B HUB.

Members of the Student Red Cross Club spoke to the Assembly during Open Student Forum in support of the Bill #12-11: “Funding for Red Cross Blood Drive Co-Sponsorship.” At-Large Representative Brent Rice brought Bill  #12-11: “Funding for Red Cross Blood Drive Co-Sponsorship” to the floor. The bill would provide financial support in the amount of $1,000 to towards the funding of food for recovering donors in return for recognition as the title food sponsor. The vote passed with a vote of 18-16.

At-Large Representative Shawn Bengali brought Resolution  #14-11: “Support of US Senate Bill 1195, ‘Student Right to Know Before You Go’ Act” to the floor. The resolution seeks to support the US Senate Bill “to create transparency to prospective college students by providing information” regarding financial aid and particularly the loans. More importantly, this bill seeks to show their support of the US Senate in their attempt to pass this bill at the federal level. This resolution passed unanimously.

Speaker Alex Shockley brought Resolution  #15-10: “Support of Faculty Senate Resolution and the Implementation of the Smoke Free Task Force” to the floor. The resolution would recognize the Faculty Senate for addressing the request of the UPUA to evaluate University Smoking Policy AD32, and supporting the recommendations by the UPUA to endorse the spirit of the UPUA smoke-free proposal, create a task force to investigate the merits of a smoke-free policy and to report the progress of the task force to the Committee on Faculty Benefits. This resolution passed unanimously.

Lastly, UPUA encourages representatives and students to wear purple tomorrow in solidarity with Domestic Violence Awareness Month.


The University Park Undergraduate Association works to provide students representation at the highest levels of administration and build programs to the benefit of undergraduates at University Park.

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