UPUA Commends Passage Of ‘Tim’s Law’ Anti-Hazing Bill

The University Park Undergraduate Association met Wednesday night to pass just one resolution, supporting the passage of the “Tim’s Law” anti-hazing bill that Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed into law last week.

Kate Staley, assistant director of outreach and community education for CAPS, kicked off the meeting with a brief update on the current state of CAPS. She explained the difference between the CAPS short-term therapy model, where students might find themselves on a waitlist, and the rapid access model, where those with urgent issues will be seen within 48 hours.

CAPS isn’t completely focused on individual therapy, though. Staley touted the numerous other services CAPS provides as a full-service agency and explained how things like group sessions can be more effective for certain people. Finally, she went over the Red Folder Initiative, which was also spearheaded by UPUA and provides folders for faculty and staff to outline resources so they can better help their students.

Resolution 10-13, Support of Timothy J. Piazza Anti-Hazing Law, commends the Pennsylvania legislature for passing the bill and Governor Tom Wolf for signing it into law. UPUA also plans to implement a campaign to inform students about the requirements for legal protection under the new regulations. The resolution passed unanimously.

The Assembly also unanimously confirmed Jack Shean as the director of Student Conduct Advisors. Oh, and good news, it also found a cheaper vendor for its polo shirts.

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