Have a Say in How Your Student Activity Fee is Used

Posted on 2/26/20 5:38 PM

As IUP students, you already pay the student activity fee. Do you want to have a say in how your Student Activity Fee is used?

Then consider running for the Student Co-op Board of Directors!

The Student Co-op Association is governed by its board of directors and includes individuals from across the university, predominantly undergraduate students, just like you. The board of directors sets policy for the Student Co-op and decides how best to use the Student Activity Fee to serve our campus community. The board of directors meets once per month, and students also have the opportunity to serve on one of its many committees (Finance, Operations, Store, and more).

Running for the board of directors is easy. Download a petition, or pick up a hard copy, fill out your candidacy information on page one, and then have 25 of your supporters sign the petition on page two. Hard copies can be found at the HUB Front Desk, HUB Fitness Center Information Desk, Co-op Store Customer Service Desk, HUB Commuter Lounge Table and the MCSLE Office in Elkin Hall.

Submit your petition to Zach Clark in the HUB Business Office before 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, either electronically or in person. If submitting a petition electronically, the candidate must scan the original petition, save the file as a PDF document, and send the file as an attachment to znclark@iup.edu from their IUP email account. Do not miss that deadline, though, as any late petitions will not be considered!

In order to run for the board, candidates must:

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0.
  • Pay the Student Activity Fee each semester while serving on the board.
  • Be available during both the fall and spring semesters.
  • Be an undergraduate student in good standing with the university.

Elections will run from Monday, March 9 to Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Ballots will be sent to each undergraduate student email via Qualtrics, IUP's official online survey tool. Undergraduate students can cast ballots at any point from March 9 at 8:00 a.m. through March 18, at 4:00 p.m. Encourage your friends, peers, and classmates to vote! The newly elected board members will be announced by 4:30 p.m.

Any questions can be directed to Zach Clark at 724-357-1393 or znclark@iup.edu.