Join RUPA!

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There are five directors that form the Executive Board (Exec) 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. Each Director is responsible for one of the six committees within RUPA. Assistant Directors (Council members) are assigned to committees and work to develop, market, and execute 50-100 events each academic year. RUPA Exec and Council meet every Monday night.

Approximately 20 Assistant Directors are selected each year to serve on one of the six 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.

Special Ops Squad applications are now open! Apply below before 11:59PM on April 17, 2022

RUPA plans approximately 150 events during the school year and is seeking about 25 students to provide event staffing, customer service, and logistical support.These students have the opportunity to work on events for all the committees. This is a great first step to join one of the largest student run organizations on campus!


  • Full-time undergraduate student with a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.
  • Available on Friday, April 22 or Saturday, April 23 to participate in a group interview.
  • Available Monday, August 29 – Friday, September 2 for RUPA training & Welcome Week events.
  • Available on Sunday, January 15 for Winter Training.
  • Available on the first Monday of every month from 7PM – 8PM during the semester for SOS meetings.
  • Able to staff a minimum of 3 RUPA events per month and any “All Hands on Deck” events.


  • All SOS members will receive exclusive RUPA apparel to be worn at events. 
  • SOS members will receive up to $150 per semester in RU Express if they fulfill all of their requirements.

Application deadline/information

  • Monday, April 4, 2022: Applications open
  • Sunday, April, 17, 2022 @ 11:59PM: Applications close
  • Thursday, April 21, 2022: Notification if you are moving on to a group interview 
  • Friday, April 22, 2022 from 4PM – 6PM or Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 10AM – 12PM: Group Interviews
  • Week of April 25: Notification if you have been selected for SOS


This is a great first step to join one of the largest student run organizations on campus!  Brand Ambassadors help spread awareness about RUPA and their events by attending events and sharing their experience on social media. Each year, RUPA selects 10-20 Brand Ambassadors.

We will be recruiting Brand Ambassadors for 2022 – 2023 in September 2022, check back then for more information.

RUPA is currently advised by full-time staff members from the Department of Student Centers and Activities.