You don’t have to work your way up an organization for 3 years, you’re already there leading it – you’re the ones in the meeting room, not us. You don’t have to “wait” your turn to become a director or exec member.
But we’re here. We’ve been in your shoes and will be your mentors.
And we have fun.
Penn Student Government - Info Session 2013
Leaders on Penn’s campus
Who am I?
• NEC’s Vice Chair
• Your host
• This girl:
MIDNIGHT, SEPTEMBER 9
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2pm-4pm
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2pm-4pm
QUESTIONS? EMAIL HOM@SEAS
MEET IN THE OSA
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 6pm-7:30pm
Budget & Allocations
Receive ~$1,000,000 to divide
between 200 student groups
Create a fair an consistent way to fund
groups based on need, participation,
Decide whether or not to grant SAC
recognition to student groups
Provide support to groups through
services such as the Student Activities
Fair and Events @ Penn
How to join
SAC Exec is a nine member board
SAC Exec members are elected by the general
body, which is made up of a representative from each
SAC Exec members must be on the board of a SAC
recognized group and have completed one full year at
What we’ve accomplished
Created new budget guidelines
Implemented a moratorium on group recognition to
stabilize budget situation
Reformed the plan to reduce student group debt
Worked to attain more space student groups can use at
How to contact us
Jen Chaquette – email@example.com
Events varying from concerts
attended by over 8,000 people and
big-name speakers to intimate
advance movie screenings and art
30 directors- 10 committees
4 members of Exec
Over 300 committee members.
JAZZ & GROOVES
The speaker group brings two BIG names each semester
and co-sponsors events with other groups
Hosts advance movie screenings and speakers from the
Students are trained and paid to produce audio for large
and small events on campus
SPEC to represent undergraduate minorities; hosts
concerts and co-sponsors campus events
Produces concerts featuring up-and-coming indie artists
Themed events (Love Fest, Winter Fest) with cookie
decorating, crafts and other fun stuff
Curates the Fox Art Gallery; sponsors museum trips; hosts
Locust Walk Crafts Fair
One of the East Coast’s largest festivals with music, food,
games and inflatables
Produces concerts each year, including the Spring Fling
Why Join ?
Just show up to the next meeting!
Gain leadership experience!
Manage large events!!
WHAT’S IN STORE.
Connaissance Fall Speaker
(Past include James Franco and Arianna Huffington)
Jazz & Grooves shows
(Past Include Flume, Tycho, Gigamesh)
Advanced film screenings
(Past Include The Heat, Pitch Perfect)
SPEC-TRUM Fall Show
(Past Include Miguel, Kendrick Lamar, Aziz Ansari)
Special Events, Sound
events, and Art Gallery
Concerts Fall Show
(Past Include Fun., Mayer Hawthorne)
SPEC INFO SESSION
Tuesday, Sept. 3rd, 8PM
THIS SAME ROOM!
Speak with directors from all 9
committees and learn how to
get immediately involved!
Tweet at us: @UPennSPEC
Follow us on Facebook!
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“The Undergraduate Assembly is charged
with improving life for all students through
funding, services, and advocacy”
Who We Are
• 36 elected members
36 elected members of which 8 are new
What We Do
– Sandy Hook Principles
– Holiday Absences
• Participate In:
– University Council
– Council of Undergraduate Deans
– Admission Dean Advisory Board
– And More!
What We Do
• Alcohol Policy
• Common Funding App.
• Faculty Diversity
• Preferred Name Initiative
• Housing Requests
What We Do
• Airport Shuttles
• Legal Services
• Online Services
• Over $2,000,000
Why You Should Join
1. Working for Others
How You Can Join
• Run for election
– 8 out of 23 won in 2012
– 8 out of 25 won in 2011
• Associate Membership
Pick up a
Fred or find it
on the NEC
from a general
in the spring
Show up to
3rd in Cohen