Help Put the Yo(U) Back in UPUA
Are you a wanna-be politician? Does the idea of playing around with $120,000 excite you? Do you have a wrinkly suit or a collection of repulsive ties? Are you a registered student at Penn State – University Park and free on Wednesday nights from 8-10 p.m.?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, perhaps you should consider running for a position in your student government, the University Park Undergraduate Association.
The UPUA General Assembly consists of a President/Vice-President, 12 off-campus representatives, 7 on-campus representatives, 6 at-large representatives, and 1 representative from each respective academic college. These positions are voted on every year by (17% of) the students.
Registration to run for these positions started yesterday, and will be open from 1-4 p.m. every weekday until Friday, March 2nd. in room 332 HUB. Students who are interested in running for President/Vice-President will need to collect 250 signatures after they pick up their packet, and other positions require 100 signatures to get on the ballot. The election code (which I spent ten minutes reading — don’t do it — worst ten minutes of my life) states that students must also have at least a 2.5 GPA to register and attend one of two mandatory information sessions.
So put that $6,900 election spending legislation to use and hit that campaign trail! (Note: Don’t actually hit the campaign trail until 7 a.m. on March 12. That’s when campaigning starts. The UPUA elections people take that shit seriously and WILL find you.)