Executive Departments

Created in 2020, the Department of Outreach works to build branches between the UPUA and all of its stakeholders across the University Park campus, including but not limited to the student body, RSOs, and various university offices. The Department also works to connect the student government with alumni from the UPUA and its preceding student governments such as USG and the All-College Cabinet, as well as various government officials in conjunction with the General Assembly’s Committee on Governmental Affairs.

The Department is led by the Executive Director of Outreach. Learn more about the Department’s members and work here!

Created in 2020, the Department of Sustainability institutionalizes sustainability into the University Park Undergraduate Association. It does so by utilizing the framework proposed by the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals and their respective 2030 Targets to strategize and act in a way that furthers the UPUA’s and the University’s sustainability efforts. By collaborating with others in the sustainability realm at Penn State to research and complete projects, the Department grants meaningful experiences to students knowledgeable and passionate about specific areas of sustainability. 

The Department is led by the Executive Director of Sustainability. Those within the Department are grouped into clusters based on the subject matter of their position. Learn more about the Department’s members and work here!

The UPUA Department of Records works to ensure the business of the University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA), as well as former student government iterations at University Park such as the Undergraduate Student Government (USG), the All-College Cabinet, and the Student Board is archived and made accessible to the general public. The department works with the University Libraries to accomplish this.

The Department is led by the Executive Director of Records. Learn more about the Department’s members and work here!

The UPUA Department of Finance oversees the financial expenditures of the University Park Undergraduate Association, as authorized by it’s General Assembly of Student Representatives, as well as maintains records pertaining to all discretionary spending of the UPUA’s various branches. Each year, the Department of Finance works with the UPUA President and UPUA Speaker of the Assembly to develop a comprehensive budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The Department ensures this budget is kept up to date with the utmost transparency and integrity. 

The Department is led by the Executive Director of Finance, who also serves as the UPUA President’s Chief of Staff, as outlined in the UPUA Consitution. Learn more about the Department’s members and work here!

For 50 years, UPUA Student and Organization Rights Advisors have been committed to assisting students who have violated any university policy laid out in Penn State’s Code of Conduct. They are an organization by students for students. Anyone who breaks the code must undergo a process through the Office of Student Conduct. An advisor provides non-legal advice to students throughout the process specific to their violation and can accompany students to their conferences with the office of student conduct. SORA is meant only for advising, not for the purpose of presenting or representing on behalf of the student.

Learn more about the Department’s members and work here!

Department of Civic Engagement

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