PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Declare a Minor, No Pants Required!

No, Penn State hasn’t loosened up its policy on public nudity. Instead, the university has managed to add yet another tool to eLion: Declaration of a Minor.

It all began a year ago, in October 2010, when the Faculty Senate adjusted a policy, which allowed students to declare minors from any campus that offered required the courses. But it was in the execution where this idea arose, with the Senate declaring that the approval process for adding a minor was needless, and recommending its elimination.

It would’ve been easy enough to miss that development, but yesterday it came to fruition, with Penn State students gaining the ability to add a minor from their dorm room or apartment. Don’t believe me? Just check eLion–it’s one of the tabs under the “M” category.

This is yet another initiative to come out of the Council of Commonwealth Student Governments–or more specifically, from its current President, Peter Khoury. Khoury was the student representative on a special Minor Committee, which helped develop this feature. Even though this is only a minor accomplishment (pun intended), it at least continues CCSG’s commitment to leaving no stone unturned when it comes to making life easier for Penn Staters.

Now, if you want to minor in acting or art, there is a caveat. You won’t be able to upload a YouTube video—for minors that require portfolios or auditions, you’ll have to go through the proper department channels, and for those few minors which mandate entrance requirements, you don’t get the benefit of immediate enrollment.

But those exceptions aside, this promises to be a beneficial addition and saving you a trip to Sparks or the Business Building or wherever you’d have to go in person.

An earlier version of this post intimated that the Minor Declaration eLion tool was a UPUA initiative. 

About the Author

Devon Edwards

Devon is a 2012 Penn State graduate and current law student at NYU. Devon joined Onward State in January of 2011, after a lengthy stay in the comment section. His likes include sabermetrics, squirrels, and longs walks on the beach, and his dislikes include spelunking, when you put your clothes in the dryer and they come out still kinda damp but also warm, and the religious right.

Comments

More by Devon

Guest Column: Endorsements Keep PS4RS on Wrong Track for Accomplishing Meaningful Reform

The loudest voices in this upcoming Board of Trustees election are those who are living in the past, driven primarily by an unhealthy thirst for vengeance. They refuse to acknowledge that the present poses new and distinct challenges, and that our Trustees are the ones who must lead this university through an uncertain future.

An Apology from the Managing Editor of Onward State

Onward Debates: THON Workshops Waste of Time

Athletics

Penn State Women’s Soccer Beats Duquesne 6-0

Emily Ogle, Frankie Tagliaferri, Kerry Abello, Rachel Wasserman, and Kim Dubs scored for the Nittany Lions in Sunday’s lopsided victory.

Shea Moyer Lifts Penn State Women’s Soccer Past West Virginia 1-0

Penn State Women’s Soccer Poised For Strong 2018 Season

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

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

Student Life

Lisa Salters To Serve As 2018 Homecoming Grand Marshal

The Grand Marshal will be present at many of Homecoming’s events throughout the week and will be featured in the parade Friday night.

Student Body President Cody Heaton Welcomes Class of 2022 At Convocation

Start The Semester Off Right With These Welcome Week Activities

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.

Penn State Officially Welcomes Class Of 2022 At Convocation

The Class of 2022 joined the Penn State family Saturday evening at Convocation.

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