The Undergraduate Assembly, established in 1972 by the University of Pennsylvania's Board of Trustees, is tasked with five main obligations:
1. Lobby for tangible change based on student needs.
2. Represent students to administrators and outsiders.
3. Bring students from different groups and identities together.
4. Provide services to improve students’ quality of life.
5. Fund the other branches of student government.
The Undergraduate Assembly has the power to make recommendations to the President, Provost, and Trustees, and to request reports from the University administration.