Our Structure


There are seven directors that form the Board of Directors (BOD) for RUPA. This group works together over the summer to prepare for the academic year and promote RUPA during summer orientation for incoming and transfer students. During the academic year this board maintains the policies for the organization, manages the budget, approves all event proposals, and sets the goals of the council.  We meet every Monday night. Each Director is responsible for one of the seven committees within RUPA.

Approximately 30- 40 Assistant Directors are selected each year to serve on one of the seven committees under the direction of their Director. These Assistant Directors work on a committee team to manage the daily business of RUPA, plan and manage specific categories of programs, and market all events. One Assistant Director per each committee is designated as the Marketing Representative for that respective committee.

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to attend our bi-weekly interest meetings to learn more about our organization, provide event ideas/feedback, and assist with programs throughout the year.

RUPA is advised by five staff members and one graduate student from the Department of Major Events and Programs.

Selection Process

RUPA is now accepting applications to be a part of the 2018-2019 Council

Applications to be either an Assistant Director and Director are available.  To learn more about each position, please read through the following job and committee descriptions:

RUPA Assistant Director Job Description
RUPA Director and Internship Description
Committee Descriptions

To apply, complete the online application below:

Assistant Director Application
Assistant Director Application (Returning Members ONLY)
Director Application

Any undergraduate student with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA may apply.

Application Timeline

Director Information Sessions: Every Director applicant must attend one of three information sessions taking place in the College Avenue Student Center, Room 431

  • Friday, January 26 at 4pm
  • Monday, January 29 at 7pm
  • Tuesday, January 30 at 9:30pm

Each applicant (Assistant Director and Director) should attend one of two Interest Meetings taking place before applications are due.

  • Wednesday, January 17 @ 9:30pm in the College Avenue Student Center, Red Lion
  • Wednesday, February 7 @ 9:30pm in the Busch Student Center, MPR

Applications Due: Sunday, February 11 at 10pm


  • Director: Friday, February 16
  • Assistant Director: Saturday, February 17

Notification of Final Decision: February 19

Become a General Member

You don’t have to apply to be an Assistant Director or Director to be a part of RUPA. All undergraduate students can get involved by becoming a General Member at any point throughout the academic year by attending our bi-weekly General Interest meetings and volunteering at various RUPA events. Students are not required to become General Members prior to applying.

To learn more about how to join, attend one of our upcoming General Interest Meetings or email rupa.humanresources@gmail.com.

To learn more about General Interest Meetings, please visit the event Facebook page.