The Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) elections will be held online from April 15 – 16, 2020. Individuals who are elected will serve as part of the 70th Assembly from April 2020 – April 2021. Submit an intent-to-run form by April 8, 2020 to be included on the ballot.
- If you would like to know more about the positions, you can view descriptions at: Positions
- If you would like to serve your fellow students, you must file online by completing the Intent to Run Form.
- If you would like to see the current list of candidates, please visit: Candidates
All graduate and professional students are encouraged to vote online from 12:01am on April 15 until 11:59pm April 16 at the OrgCentral website.
Registered graduate and professional students at Penn State are eligible to run for positions on the Executive Board. The main Executive Officers are the President, Vice President, Executive Secretary, and Treasurer. They are responsible for running the daily business of GPSA and representing students outside of GPSA. The University Faculty Senator is a member of the Executive Board who is the representation to the representative body of the faculty at Penn State. The Graduate Council members are representatives to the graduate council of the Graduate School. Members of the executive board attend Assembly meetings with the further obligation of serving on representative faculty boards.
Assembly of Delegates
The Assembly is comprised of delegates representing the Academic Colleges, Schools, and Programs. Graduate and professional students are eligible to run for a delegate position in Academic College, School, or Program in which they are enrolled. Available delegate positions for each program vary from 1-3 based on enrollment counts. Delegates attend meetings of the assembly and participate in at least one subcommittee. Delegates create and submit legislation for the assembly’s approval that leverages the financial and political resources of GPSA for the betterment of current and prospective graduate and professional students university wide.
University Park Allocation Committee (UPAC)
Graduate students elect two (2) graduate students to serve on the University Park Allocations Committee (UPAC). UPAC allocates student fee funds for student activities including operations, conferences, equipment, media, programming (such as invited speakers), cultural events, concerts, student performances, homecoming, movies, and debates. The elected graduate students do NOT have formal obligations to the GPSA. More information can be found here: http://upac.psu.edu.
All graduate and professional students vote for candidates running for the Executive Board positions and the UPAC positions. Only graduate and professional students of the same Academic College, School, or Program may vote for delegates running for those delegate positions.
If you have any questions or concerns please email the GPSA Judiciary at JudiciaryGPSA@gmail.com.