The UA has a meeting every Sunday starting at 9pm. These meetings are open to the public and comprise all of the UA’s decision-making. The meetings follow a basic format:
- Roll call
- Open Forum – An opportunity for guests & members alike to share their thoughts on anything they believe requires the UA’s attention.
- Reports – The President, VP, Treasurer and Speaker all have an opportunity to report on any new developments.
- Project Updates – Each committee presents updates on any projects that Representatives or Associate Members have been working on.
- New Business – New items which require the UA’s attention, including discussion papers, resolutions and any special elections.
- Old Business – Business that had been tabled from the prior meeting.
- Communications – The final part of the meeting, closed to public, in which members share personal updates from the week.
The UA encourages members of the public to attend our meetings – especially the ones that involve pieces of legislation which will personally affect the student.
The meetings are held every Sunday at 9pm in the Benjamin Franklin Room in Houston Hall.
b. Held least twice a month during the fall and spring semesters, and otherwise at
c. Not held without twenty-four (24) hours public notice,
d. Called by the President, by the Executive Board, the Steering Committee, or by a such times as its membership or the President shall deem appropriate, petition signed by either twenty-five (25) percent of the total number of UA members in office or twenty-five (25) undergraduates, provided for by this Constitution,
d. Open for their entire duration to all undergraduates without exception, save that
e. Conducted in accordance with such procedures as the Bylaws shall provide,
f. Quorate by the presence of a majority of all members,
g. Each inclusive of a certain time, provided for in the Bylaws, for undergraduates to bring their concerns to the UA’s attention.
Minutes for 2016-2017 (44th UA Session)
Notes from the meetings during the current UA session are available for viewing and download below. If you need more detailed information or would like additional documents, please let us know and we will try to help you. A summary of topics discussed are located below each link.
UA-NEC Flex Seat Amendment, Campus Resources on Syllabi Resolution, Pass/Fail Resolution, Makeup Midterm Flexibility Resolution
Club Recruitment Guidelines, Committee on Undergraduate Assembly Debates Approval Resolution, UA Bylaw Amendment: University Council Flex Seats, UA Bylaw Amendment: Endorsing Statements.
Past University Council, Annual Budget was confirmed, University Council Appointment Process was confirmed, Reducing number of Minimum Presidential Debates (minimum debates changed from 3 to 2), Advisory Board for Career Services, Mental Health Social Media Campaign, and Task Force on a Safe and Responsible Campus Community Town Hall.
Commencement Speaker Advisory Board, Trustee Meetings (financial), Penn Labs Fall 2016 Review (attached below), Pass/Fail Policy Change, Quaker Career Closet, Task Force on a Safe and Responsible Campus Community.
Commencement Speaker Selection Update, Past University Council, Update on action facing Immigration/Muslim Ban, Club Recruitment Guidelines, Unexpected Nursing Fees.
Election Eligibility Resolution, Quaker Career Closet Discussion paper
SCUE Collaborations, Penn Recreation Associate Director Search Committee, Provost and President Ad-Hoc Committee Undergraduate Representatives, Funding Steering Committee, Name Tags for Bon Appetit Members, Meatless Mondays Programming
Attendance Bylaw Amendment, 2019-2020 Academic Discussion Paper, UA Clothing Drive
Provost and President's Task Force, Provost Selection Committee, Course Cost Reduction, Student Disability Services, Winter Clothing Drive, IFC Education, Unexpected Nursing student expenses, XCAT System Guide.
President's and Vice President's Platform Updates which can be found here
Philly 5 Meeting and Statement, Open Forum at Next University Council Meeting, Airport Shuttles, Crisis Text Line at Penn, Refillable Water Station Initiative, Student Wellness Ambassador, Amending the University's Religious Observance Policy.
Clarification of Backpack check policy in Van Pelt by Director of Libraries, How to be Successful with CAPS, AC in Student Dorms, College Admissions Student Outreach Program, and Dual Degree Advising.
Creating a Positive Club Recruiting Experience, Faculty Diversity, PennCard Fees, Accessing Journals at Penn, and Career Headshots Update
TAP Registration Hold Update, New UA Members, Budget Committee Election, IFC New Member Education, "Even at Penn" Video Series, Recap of Meetings with VPUL, Social Justice Scholars Program
New UA Speaker elected, Attendance Policy for UA members, Penn Labs meeting update, Feminine Products, Net Price Calculator, XCAT System, Wharton-College Minor, and meeting with SRFS (Questions about financial aid and outside scholarships)
Penn Wellness Student Program Discussion Paper, Meetings with Amy Gutmann and SRFS, Council of Undergraduate Deans, UA Steering, and Nursing Clinical and Lab Fees.
Recent campus incidents, UA-NEC Flex Seat Ad-Hoc Committee, Associate Member Applications, New Members, Philomathean Society Contingency Request, First Generation Low Income Program, and FanFeast Update
Update by the IFC Exec Board during Open Forum, recap of Facilities and Read Estate Services meeting, Proposal for new College-Wharton minor, improving the xCAT system, American Society and Cultural minor, and Faculty Diversity
University Council Representation, Peer Community Wellness Guide, Commencement Speaker Selection Survey, UC Working Group between NEC/UA, UA Steering, Election of Budget and Finance Committee 2016-2017, and Funding Steering Assembly Membership Confirmation.
Meeting with Provost Price, Meeting with Executive VP Craig Carnaroli, Meeting with Student Registration and Financial Services, Meeting with VPUL Communications, Meeting with Cultural and & Resource Center Directors, New Cabinet.
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