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Applications Open For Student Advisory Board To Combat Poverty

Applications are now open for a new student advisory board aiming to combat poverty.

Both undergraduate and graduate students, including those at Commonwealth Campuses, are invited to apply to join the board before 5 p.m. on Friday, November 5.

Penn State Student Affairs and UPUA are working together to create the new advisory board, which will study cultivating solutions to decrease student poverty at Penn State. UPUA is seeking applicants from a variety of diverse backgrounds to serve on the board and is hopeful that passionate and dedicated students apply.

Students accepted to the advisory board should expect to be required to attend a weekly meeting that isn’t intended to last more than an hour.

The application asks students to answer basic informational questions about themselves, in addition to a few short-answer questions. Applicants will have to share why they wish to serve on the board, where they believe there have been shortcomings on the university’s behalf in terms of addressing poverty, and any ideas they have for addressing student poverty.

“We have a real opportunity to create a long-lasting solution that would alleviate the lives of thousands of students over the years, the lives of students who just want to focus on their education in efforts to pursue a better life,” UPUA Vice President Najee Rodriguez said in a release. “This work is important, and it is happening now.”

To access the application, click here.

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