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The Undergraduate Assembly is the elected, representative branch of student government at Penn, charged with improving life for all students through funding, services, and advocacy. The highest authority is the President of the student body, followed by the Vice President. The UA Vice President oversees UA Steering, a group of influential student groups on campus that meet to discuss issues pertaining to student life.
The purpose of the four Class Boards is to provide social programming that instills a sense of class and school spirit, unity and pride, and breaks through social barriers. Each class popularly elects a president, executive vice president, vice president for internal affairs, vice president for external affairs, vice president for finance, and class chairs.
1) Meaningful, unifying events | We’re launching the Penn Survival Guide(ance) project and master classes. P-Sweaters will be cheap and accessible, as we subsidized q-zips more than any previous class.
2) Equity & inclusion | 25% of our budget will support your initiatives that combat racism and other forms of inequality, within and beyond Penn’s community. We’re following and supporting your lead.
3) More collaboration, more impact | From getting tight with Saxby’s to working with the most united group of PSG leaders yet, I will continue to leverage the power of many voices.
4) Crowdsourcing & empowering | A new micro grants program for your initiatives so you can custom create your own experiences. Including: socially-distanced events with friends; online cooking events; book club books.
5) Experience | Last year, I ran on meaningful events and crucial collaborations. This year, I worked to make them a reality, even creating new traditions. This year we’ll keep striving.
6) With two years left, the best is yet to come <3
1) Fostering community through innovative virtual events throughout the year.
2) Committing to making Class Board and UA place a larger focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts not only at Penn, but beyond.
3) Developing means to transition the student experience into a virtual experience to allow us to safely maximize our college experience amid the pandemic.
1) Allocating our budget to social justice events that are run by students within our very own class
2) Making sure that we give out as much financial assistance as possible for merchandise like P-Sweaters and Hey Day bundles
3) Supporting the incoming freshmen and setting up mentoring opportunities for our grade
4) Make sure that our events are inclusive to everyone by hosting them for different time zones and for different interests
5) Create events surrounding ideas submitted by our class
1) -Integrating student voices into programming: Our microgrant program will empower students to spearhead their own initiatives. Class Board will also consistently seek and engage with student feedback throughout the year
2) -Elevating student voices: Class Board will allocate 25% of its budget to supporting student proposals as we work to combat racism and other inequities on Penn’s campus and in Philadelphia
3) -Increasing financial assistance for and access to P Sweaters: All students, regardless of location this semester, should be able to rep junior year’s iconic merch
4) -Diverse Programming to Engage All Students: Small-scale and large-scale events to promote community and meet students where they are
1) Smooth Internal Functioning of the Board: I collaborated and will continue to collaborate with fellow board members to ensure that we're all on the same page during weekly meetings.
2) Class-Wide Mindfulness Programming: I loved piloting Yoga on the Green last fall and look forward to continuing to implement programs that unite our class around mental health and wellness.
3) Mentorship Opportunities: We juniors have a responsibility to pay it forward. If re-elected, i would be excited to continue my work on our First Year Survival Guide Mentorship Program for the Class of '24.
4) I love the Class of 2022. As a Class Board, it's great to be givers of that energy and celebrate the best as well as fight through the tougher moments of our Penn experience with you all.
1) Commitment to Equity: Going beyond Class Board’s 2022 Justice Fund, I will support and prioritize all initiatives that combat inequality, whether it be racial, gender, or financial.
2) Commitment to Accessibility: I promise that your financial background will never be an obstacle to participate in Class Board programming; there will always be aid for events, merchandise, and more.
3) Commitment to creativity: Virtual learning in the midst of a pandemic is difficult for everyone; and I pledge that Class Board will support you through this transition with both fun and rewarding programming.
4) Commitment to community: Whether it be through virtual master classes or Class Board’s new micro-grants fund, we’re all in this together and your input will never go unheard.
1) Unity: 1. Being able to meet more people in our class 2. Sharing our talents and hobbies with others 3. Fostering new friendships and supporting one another
2) Wellness: 1. Spreading awareness and sharing resources for mental health 2. Creating projects/events to decrease stress levels/feelings of loneliness
3) Advocacy for Underrepresented Groups: 1. Being able to support the voices that struggle to be heard 2. Having table talks/discussions to educate and share our perspectives
1) A Justice Fund that commits 25% of our budget to 2022 student initiatives that combat racism and other forms of inequality within and beyond the Penn community.
2) Continuing the Junior year tradition of P-Sweaters where — like with Quarter Zips — we’ll set another record in financial aid assistance.
3) A micro grants program for your initiatives so you can custom create your own experiences.
4) An opt in mentorship and support program that connects our year with current freshman.
1) Advocate for diversity
2) Hold events to unite SEAS '22
1) "Table talk" with Nursing Dean about healthcare & social justice
2) Merch giveaways-- P sweaters, face masks, etc.
3) 25% of Class Board budget to social justice initiatives!
4) Microgrants-- for you to create your own events!
5) Program connecting our class with current freshmen!
6) Online master classes taught by 2022 members!
1) Unite Our Class --I would like to host social events to encourage a sense of community and to better get to know each other.
2) Hear You Out -- I would be sure to hear out everyone's ideas and serve as a voice for the unspoken.
3) Celebrate You! -- I would celebrate and promote Penn Nursing Spirit, while making sure to support you throughout the way.
1) Prioritizing equity and fairness within the Penn community through micro-grants and awareness campaigns
2) Maximizing the potential for virtual events and making sure the upperclassmen experience is the same for remote and on-campus students
3) Improving prior CB initiatives such as merch-giveaways and providing a creative assortment of initiatives for the Junior class
4) Developing more frequent and engaging feedback programs to prioritize the changes students want to see the most