Want to change Penn without running for election?
Join the UA as an Associate Member!
Associate Members are Penn undergraduates who work on UA projects and initiatives without holding one of the 33 representative positions. An Associate Member (AM) applies using the form below, and is assigned to a committee based on their interests. AMs, like all other UA members, are expected to attend weekly committee meetings and make progress on their projects. AMs can work on any project they think will help students at Penn!
AMs cannot vote nor hold any Cabinet-level position on the UA, but many students prefer the AM position to being a Representative: it carries fewer obligations than a UA member but allows you to pursue the same projects as one. Past AMs have authored hugely influential resolutions and have often gone on to win a seat on the UA proper at their next election. Two of the past four UA Chairs have started their careers as AMs!
To join the UA as an AM, just fill out the form below! If you have any questions, please contact UA Speaker Will Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.