PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



3 Reasons to Run for Office in UPUA Elections

The deadline to register for candidacy for the next assembly of the University Park Undergraduate Association is fast approaching. If you are considering running for a representative position, but still need some convincing, here are a few reasons that may sway you.

1. Make a difference for the student body
Decisions made in UPUA can affect the entire student body. As a student leader, you have a voice in what is being done at this university. Projects like the Student Representative on the Borough Council and the White Loop Extension are just a few of UPUA’s numerous accomplishments. If you would like to help build on past successes and create future achievements, running for UPUA is a great way to serve constituents.

2. Build a larger network
Serving as a representative gives you the opportunity to meet and collaborate with a wide array of people, both fellow students, faculty, and administrators. These connections will not only be extremely useful in utilizing each other’s knowledge and talents to accomplish goals, but they may also come in handy at some point in the future.

3. Help UPUA do more
As a student, you may not feel like your elected representatives are truly doing their job: representing your wants and needs.  Gandhi once said: “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” What better way to do this than by working from the inside out? If you have gripes about how your student government is being run, chances are you are not alone. Idly complaining about what you feel is wrong can only go so far, why not take a risk and be proactive?

Of course, if none of these reasons are persuading you enough, the many hours spent in the HUB will make you an expert in its layout, especially the upper floors.

Registration materials can be picked up in the UPUA Elections Office, 332 HUB. For more information about positions and registration procedures, visit the UPUA website or contact Head Elections Commissioner Dustin Dove at [email protected] You can also follow them on Twitter @UPUA_Elections

About the Author

Ali Fogarty

Ali Fogarty is a senior from the suburbs of Philadelphia majoring in Public Relations and Political Science who's passionate about Netflix and everything bagels.


More by Ali

If Penn State Were Game of Thrones

In honor of the culmination of another season, we at Onward State found some parallels between Penn State and Game of Thrones.

Distraction of the Day: Duckling Rescue on Video

Post-Grad Life, As Told By Tweets


Incoming Penn State Track & Field Athlete Kristian Marche Shot To Death In Philadelphia

The incident surrounding Marche’s death is “under investigation,” according to the Philadelphia police department.

Former Women’s Gymnastics Coach Files Lawsuit Against Penn State Over Handling Of Abuse Allegations

Men’s Soccer Trio, Reading United Win PDL Eastern Conference Title, Fall Short Of National Championship

Penn State Hockey’s Evan Barratt, Aarne Talvitie Participate In World Junior Summer Showcase

Ally McHugh Wins 400 Medley National Championship

Student Life

Nike Releases New Penn State Sneakers

This year’s sneaker is available to purchase online for $109.99.

Penn State Parking Office Runs Into Student Permit Purchase Issues

Girirajan Lab Seeks To Bridge The Gap Between Fly And Human Genomes

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Onward State is hiring for the fall semester and we’d love to have you join us.

Fall Move-In Traffic & Construction Changes

When 40,000 students need to move back to State College over the course of four days or so, things are bound to get crazy.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Assessing Penn State’s Front Seven Following Tuesday’s Medical Retirements

Penn State’s defensive line rotation will be shaken up following Ryan Buchholz’s medical retirement from football, while the coaching staff is letting the linebackers duel it out during camp.

Send this to a friend