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UPUA Passes Legislation To Fund Coffee For Finals Week

The 17th assembly of the University Park Undergraduate Association met on Wednesday for the final time in 2022.

The assembly began with a special presentation from Steve Burns from the Office of Code of Conduct. Burns talked about conflict resolution resources that are available through the office. Daniel McKenrick also spoke about the Office of Student Legal Services. McKenrick discussed resources available for both civil and criminal cases that any student may have.

Following reports by UPUA President Sydney Gibbard and UPUA Vice President Carter Gangl, the 17th Assembly moved into new business.

New Business

First, Adrianna Kapust was confirmed as a parliamentarian. Kapust briefly spoke and fielded some questions from UPUA representatives before being confirmed. Kapust was then sworn into the parliamentarian role.

The evening’s first piece of legislature was Bill 28-17: Funding for Coffee for Finals Week. The bill provides $1,070 of funding to purchase several five-gallon coffee tanks that’ll be available in the HUB. The coffee will be distributed throughout finals week from December 11 to December 15.

Bill 28-17 passed unanimously.

The next piece of legislation was Bill 29-17: Funding for Student Printing. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Penn State offered a limited number of free printing to students each semester. Following the switch to a hands-free system under a new company, the opportunity for free printing was removed.

Under Bill 29-17, UPUA would provide $1,200 to start a pilot program in order to assist students with printing. The first 500 students to apply for the program would be allocated enough money through WEPA for 30 standard prints.

Bill 29-17 passed unanimously.

Lastly, the assembly heard Resolution 12-17: Support for a Roommate Survey for On-Campus Housing. The resolution establishes support for a roommate matching survey in order to attempt to reduce roommate conflicts, which currently take up a lot of Residence Life’s time and resources. The resolution cites that many other Big Ten schools utilize a roommate matching system and recommends that Penn State implement the survey for the 2023-2024 school year.

Resolution 12-17 passed unanimously.

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