GPSA Theatre Day To Offer Discounted ONCE Tickets


Are you interested in meeting new people, eating free food, seeing a Center for the Performing Arts event at a discounted price, and enjoying a fun, exciting performance? If so, you may be interested in attending GPSA’s second-ever Theatre Day. The featured performance is the Broadway show ONCE, which won eight 2012 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Tickets are being heavily subsidized by GPSA and cost only $30 to graduate and professional students. We hope you can join us for the performance and the pre-performance social event.

The deadline to purchase tickets is fast approaching; please register by Friday (January 13).

More details on the performance and tickets can be found here:

Sign-up for pre-performance social here:

Questions about Theatre Day can be directed to Delegate Brittany Banik,

Capital Day Set for March 22


The GPSA attends Capital Day every year to talk to the state legislature about Penn State and the issues impacting graduate and professional students. We invite you to join us on March 22 for the event in Harrisburg. We are happy to provide transportation to interested students.

Here’s the full release from the Penn State Grassroots Network:

Wednesday, March 22, has been tentatively set as the date for Penn State Capital Day, an annual event that brings Penn Staters together with Pennsylvania elected officials and features a high-energy rally in the Capitol rotunda.

During Capital Day, the Penn State Grassroots Network joins forces with Penn State alumni, Network volunteers, Penn State student government groups. The Network has been having conversations with Penn State’s Office of Government and Community Relations about ways to boost interest and participation in Capital Day.

This year’s event will mark the eighth consecutive year of Penn State Capital Day in collaboration with Penn State’s three student government groups: the Council of Commonwealth Student Governments (CCSG), the University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA), and the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA).

As in previous years, this year’s Capital Day event will include:

  • A legislative briefing and advocacy training session;
  • A midday rally in the Capitol rotunda; and
  • Visits to legislators’ offices.

During their office visits, volunteers will tell legislators how state support helps Penn State keep tuition increases as low as possible; ensure its educational programs stay strong; preserve a substantial in-state tuition discount for Pennsylvania resident students; keep its 19 undergraduate campuses across the state strong; ensure student career success; and boost job growth and economic development across the Commonwealth.

Applications Sought for Next Student Trustee, Selection Committee

Trustees speaking at a town hall panel on diversity sponsored by GPSA, UPUA, and CCSG.

Trustees speaking at a town hall panel on diversity sponsored by GPSA, UPUA, and CCSG. Photo via Daily Collegian

Applications are now being sought for the next student trustee. Student trustees serve two-year terms on Penn State’s governing board and enjoy the same voting and discussion rights as all of the other 36 trustees. The position is open to all full-time undergraduate or graduate students at any Penn State campus.

If you are interested in applying to be the next student trustee, or in serving on the selection committee, please find all the information you need on the student trustee website:

The website also includes a plethora of information for interested students. If you have further questions, please reach out to the current student trustee and selection committee chair Luke Metaxas at

(Press release: