UPUA Recognizes New Transportation Services and Promotes Changes to Advising System

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. – Oct. 26, 2016The University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA) met Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. in 302 HUB.

The meeting began with Open Student Forum, in which about 14 members of the College of the Liberal Arts asked the UPUA to support the “Ban the Box” movement. The members continued to ask the organization to consider appropriate legislation supporting their movement on Penn State’s Campus. This movement is dedicated to removing questions on undergraduate job applications regarding past criminal activity.

Open Student Forum was followed by a special presentation from Zack Moore, Vice President for Government and Community Relations. Moore discussed university tuition, budget requests, and the implications of these topics for university students. Moore also discussed the need for a strong student voice for the federal government of Pennsylvania.

At-Large Representatives Andrew George, Kyleigh Higie, Brent Rice and DUS Representative Maura Ellsworth brought Resolution #16-11: “Recognition of Carshare and Rideshare Implementation by Penn State Transportation Services.” The resolution would recognize Penn State Transportation Services for implementing alternative transportation methods, such as Zimride and Enterprise Carshare. This resolution would encourage students to utilize new transportation services. The resolution passed unanimously.

At-Large Representative Morgon Goranson brought Resolution #17-11, “Support for Presentation of the Advising Report to the Undergraduate Advising Council”. This resolution discusses changes with the advising system, particularly with the merge of Starfish and Canvas, and improving relationships between faculty and students. With amendments, the resolution passes unanimously.

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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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