Executive Order Directing the Department of Records to Create the “History of Student Governance at Penn State University Park” Website
Executive Order 14
March 9th, 2021
DIRECTING THE RECORDS DEPARTMENT TO CREATE THE “HISTORY OF STUDENT GOVERNANCE AT PENN STATE UNIVERSITY PARK” WEBSITE
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution of the University Park Undergraduate Association, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Purpose.
(a) The UPUA has served the undergraduate student body for the past 15 years, and previous iterations of undergraduate student government at Penn State have existed well before then, including the Student Board, the All-College Cabinet, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG), and now, the University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA).
(b) As indicated in §1.B of Executive Order 03-15 dated December 28th, 2020, the Eberly Family Special Collections Library currently holds archived records dating from at least 1906 regarding student government at Penn State’s University Park Campus, however, very few of these records have been digitized or made publicly available. Records include meeting agendas, minutes, member rosters, and official documents such as resolutions, bills, policies, decisions, executive orders, and more.
(c) These core beliefs — student self-governance, advocacy, organizing, and bringing about positive change — are necessary when considering the importance of continued student government at Penn State’s University Park campus and beyond.
Sec 2. Policy.
(a) The Department of Records shall facilitate the creation of the History of Student Governance at Penn State University Park website.
(b) The Department shall synthesize this rich history in an accessible manner that is easily searchable by all members of the public.
(c) The Department shall liaise with the Eberly Family Special Collections Library and the Department of History to ensure professional standards are being met, and that the sources of information are being accurately represented and appropriately displayed.
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March 9, 2021.