Correction appended: Nov. 16, 2012.
At Wednesday night’s UPUA meeting, the assembly voted to adopt an amendment to the constitution allowing for the creation of an Annual Business Report that will detail information regarding UPUA projects, goals, actions and where the student’s money is being spent.
University Park Undergraduate Association Internal Development Chair Dray Krishnan said the idea to create the report came after researching the university archives and surveying student government associations at comparable institutions.
“The report will ask the common question, ‘What does UPUA do?,’” Krishnan (sophomore-accounting and economics) said.
Chairman of the Assembly Spencer Malloy said the report is an excellent suggestion and will be beneficial for future assemblies to reference.
“I would like to see this be something that helps us be an organization that is responsible to both the constituents and ourselves,” Malloy (senior-philosophy and agroecology) said. “It forces us to take a good hard look at what we have done over the year.”
UPUA Press Secretary and UPAC member Kevin Horne submitted four policy recommendations to the University Park Allocation Committee including allocation reporting and open meeting recommendations in order to try to help UPAC move toward more transparency, Malloy said.
UPAC is in charge of allocating $3.5 million of student activity fee income each year.
An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated information about policy proposals relating to the University Park Allocation Committee handbook. UPAC member Kevin Horne, also the University Park Undergraduate Association press secretary, submitted four policy recommendations to UPAC. The above article reflects the correct information. The Daily Collegian apologizes for this error.