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 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.

We are currently recruiting for Directors of Marketing, Community Service, and Traditions & Community to start January! To apply, visit go.rutgers.edu/RUPArecruitment

MARKETING
The Marketing Committee oversees all aspects of promotion for all RUPA events and passionately works to fully establish the RUPA brand within the Rutgers community. This committee is responsible for formulating strategic plans for advertising campaigns to ensure information about RUPA is fully communicated. The creativity and inventiveness of this committee pushes promotion through various outlets including: social media, the RUPA web page, brochures, RUTV, campus radio, informational displays, semester calendars, promotional events, flyers and posters.

COMMUNITY SERVICE
The Community Service Committee provides a variety of volunteer opportunities that focus on the importance of giving back to the New Brunswick community and surrounding areas. This committee aims to provide meaningful service experiences to students that address different social issues, community partners, and forms of service.


TRADITIONS AND COMMUNITY
Traditions and Community keeps a constantly changing student body connected with creative and engaging traditional events. Certain events may be annual, but this committee is dedicated to making each tradition fresh year after year via creative new additions and immersive themes and experiences. Traditions and Community seeks to provide events that pull the entire university community together through shared experiences and school pride.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and plan events for your designated committee for the fall and spring semester
  • Lead a group of four Assistant Directors
  • Participate in training sessions throughout the year
  • Work with a team of RUPA Directors and Advisers to make decisions to move the organization forward
  • Evaluate programs and complete an End of Year report
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Full-time undergraduate student with a cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • Available to attend Exec & Council meetings on Mondays from 7PM – 10:30PM
  • Available to hold at least 5 office hours per week and support 5 – 8 events per month
  • Available to attend the winter retreat on Sunday, January 15, 2023

Compensation

  • $1500 per semester paid bi-weekly if all requirements are fulfilled
  • RUPA Polo, T-shirt, ¼ zip, and swag

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

Requirements

  • Full-time undergraduate student with a cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • Available to attend Council meetings on Mondays from 9PM – 10:30PM
  • Available to hold 3 office hours per week and support 5 – 8 events per month
  • Available to attend the winter retreat on Sunday, January 15, 2023

Compensation

  • $750 per semester paid bi-weekly if all requirements are fulfilled
  • RUPA Polo, T-shirt, ¼ zip, and swag

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!

Requirements

  • Full-time undergraduate student with a cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • Attend mandatory monthly SOS meetings held on Mondays at 7PM
  • Able to staff approximately 3 RUPA events per month and any “All Hands on Deck” events.

Compensation

  • RUPA T-shirt and swag
  • SOS members will receive up to $150 per semester in RU Express if all requirements are fulfilled

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.

Requirements

  • Full time undergraduate student with cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • An active Instagram account with a minimum of 50 followers
  • Attend mandatory monthly BA meetings held on Mondays at 7PM
  • Attend at least 4 events during the fall semester- a list of events will be given in a week’s notice. You can attend any RUPA event.

Social Media Requirements

  • 8 pre-event posts for the semester (about a RUPA event)
  • 4 event posts for the semester (must be present at the RUPA event)
  • Tag RUPA and direct message post to RUPA Instagram (@RUPARutgers)
  • *12 total posts for the semester (Can be more!)

Tips For Being A Stand Out Ambassador! Take your friends to the events, the more the better! Wear your RUPA shirt on campus and to events to show the RUPA brand.

Compensation

  • RUPA T-shirt and swag
  • BA exclusive lanyard when attending a RUPA event
  • $50 RU Express at the end of the semester if all requirements are fulfilled

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