We Are YOUR Student Government: The University Park Undergraduate Association
The UPUA strives to improve student life for all undergraduate students at Penn State University Park.



The University Park Undergraduate Association was formed in 2006 to work to improve student life for all undergraduate students at Penn State University Park. We are structured like the federal government, with a Legislative General Assembly, an Executive Branch, and a Judicial Board. Elections for UPUA Representatives are every March, and any eligible student can run to become an elected member of the UPUA.

Bell1EditedThe UPUA’s goal is to improve all facets of student life. We work towards this goal by advocating directly to administrators, the Board of Trustees, College Deans, and anyone else necessary to make impact real, tangible impact. Additionally, the UPUA partners with many student organizations throughout the year to provide educational programming, as well as other recreational events for the student body at large.




The UPUA is YOUR student government, and we want to know What To Fix. Let us know on Twitter @wtfPSU, on Facebook at facebook.com/wtfPSU. Additionally, students can click HERE to submit their suggestions for things that Penn State needs to fix, big or small.


The UPUA is currently accepting student applications! Click HERE to learn more.




Terry FordPresident

The UPUA President is elected by the student body, and serves as the official voice to the Penn State administration, Board of Trustees, and with all University matters.

Katie JordanVice President

The UPUA Vice President is elected with the President and works to fulfill all of the platform initiatives, serves on external boards, and helps lead the UPUA’s Executive Branch.

Alexander ShockleySpeaker of the Assembly

The Speaker of the Assembly is internally elected to lead the UPUA’s General Assembly — the 40 member legislative branch that authors and votes on resolutions.

Eric LoveChief Justice

The Chief Justice oversees the 9-member Judicial Board, which presides over internal conduct matters, and also serve on the Student Organization Conduct Committee.

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