Penn Student Government
Penn Student Government (PSG) reaches many corners of student life, from funding hundreds of student groups, to planning social events, guest speakers, and concerts, to advocating on behalf of students on academics and other issues, and ensuring that all voices—particularly the under- and mis-represented ones—get heard by the administration. For more information, visit pennstudgov.com.
Composed of four groups corresponding to each class, Class Board exists to provide social programming that instills a sense of class and school spirit, unity and pride, and breaks through social barriers. Each class popularly elects a president, executive vice president, vice president for internal affairs, vice president for external affairs, vice president for finance, and class chairs. For more information, visit the Facebook group of each class: 2019, 2020, and 2021.
NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE
The Nominations and Elections Committee (NEC) consists of approximately 40 members selected through an application process by the NEC executive board to serve for the remainder of their undergraduate careers. The NEC has many important contributions to Penn's community. A couple include running the UA and Class Board elections and educating the student body on the activities of all six branches of student government and for maintaining effective communication amongst the six branches, themselves. For more information, visit penn-nec.org.
SOCIAL PLANNING AND EVENTS COMMITTEE
The Social Planning and Events Committee (SPEC) exists to develop, organize, and plan campus wide social and cultural activities. SPEC is comprised of 9 subcommittees that include Film, Concerts, SPEC-TRUM, Connaissance, Jazz, Sound, Art Collective, Pop-Up, and Spring Fling. For more information, visit specevents.net.
STUDENT COMMITTEE ON UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION
The Student Committee on Undergraduate Education (SCUE) consists of approximately 35 to 40 undergraduates from all four schools who are selected by a six-member Steering Committee. The Steering Committee is elected by a full Committee vote each January. SCUE works to enhance and expand curricular opportunities, advising, and the overall quality of the undergraduate academic experience. SCUE serves both as advocates for the student voice and as advisors to the faculty and administration. For more information, visit scue.org.
The Undergraduate Assembly is the elected, representative branch of student government at Penn, charged with improving life for all students through funding, services, and advocacy. The UA is composed of 35 elected members from all four schools and the constituency of the New Student Class of first-year and transfer students, as well as a student-body-wide President and Vice President. For more information, visit pennua.org.