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 facet of student life. We work towards this goal by advocating directly to administrators, theBoard of Trustees, College Deans, and anyone else necessary. Additionally, the UPUA partners with many student organizations throughout the year to provide educational programming, as well as other fun events for the student body at large.





SFEC_AnandThe UPUA is proud to provide a multitude of resources for students, including the Student Financial Education Center and the Student Conduct Advisors.


Click Here for a full list of resources available to students, both through the UPUA and the University.


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.


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Anand GanjamPresident

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.

Emily McDonaldVice President

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

John WortmanSpeaker of the Assembly

The Speaker of the Assembly is internally elected to lead the UPUA’s General Assembly– the legislative branch.

Michael PerezChief Justice

The Chief Justice of the Judicial Board presides over all conduct matters,and leads the 9-person Judicial Board.


Executive Branch

The Executive Branch of the UPUA is lead by the President and Vice President, and charged with carrying out any and all official business of the UPUA, as legislated by the General Assembly. More information about the Executive Departments and Directors can be found here.

General Assembly

The General Assembly is the UPUA’s legislative body, writing, researching, and passing legislation and stances on behalf of the student body. More information about the General Assembly and the four CORE Committees within it can be found here.

Judicial Board

Serving as the judicial branch of the UPUA, the J-Board handles all internal conflicts and makes sure the UPUA’s legislation is germane with the governing documents. More information about the Judicial Board and its members can be found here.