Our Structure


There are six 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 six committees within RUPA.


*At this time RUPA is going through an organizational change and all job descriptions reference the new 2019-2020 structure.*

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. One Assistant Director per each committee is designated as the Marketing representative for that respective committee.


*At this time RUPA is going through an organizational change and all job descriptions reference the new 2019-2020 structure.*

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. For more information about each committee, please see the Committee Descriptions on the next page. This is a great first step to join one of the largest student run organizations on campus!


*At this time RUPA is going through an organizational change and all job descriptions reference the new 2019-2020 structure.*

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 2019-2020 Council

Applications to be a member of RUPA Council are now available.  We have three positions to apply for; Special Ops Squad (SOS), Assistant Director and Director.  Each position offers a different level of involvement within the organization.  Both the Assistant Director and Director positions are paid positions.  To learn more about each position, please read through the following job and committee descriptions:

RUPA AD and Special Ops Squad (SOS) Job Description
RUPA Director/MEAP Internship Job Description
Committee Descriptions

To apply, complete the online application below:

Special Ops Squad and Assistant Director Application
Assistant Director Application (Returning Members ONLY)
MEAP Internship/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, February 1 at 4pm
  • Tuesday, February 5 at 5:30pm
  • Thursday, February 7at 8:00pm

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

  • Thursday, January 24 @ 9:00pm in the College Avenue Student Center, MPR
  • Thursday, February 7 @ 9:30pm in the Livingston Student Center, Livingston Hall

Applications Due: Sunday, February 17 at 10pm


  • Director: Friday, February 22
  • Spcail Ops Squad and Assistant Director: Saturday, February 23

Notification of Final Decision: The week of February 25

Become a General Member

You don’t have to apply to be on council 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.