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There are several ways to be involved in UPB. You can join a committee and help plan and execute a number of our events - from day-to-day UPB hours to large scale events, such as Haunt the Union or Dancing with the Stars. If you don't have the time for a weekly commitment, joining a Day of Execution, or D.O.E. team, is a great way to help out with the event on the day it's scheduled for. Also, attending one of our UPB Meetings every other Wednesday night at 9 pm qualifies you as a UPB Member. Most UPB meetings are held in the GRAS rooms on the third floor of the Union.

No, by attending any UPB meeting, you automatically become a member of the Union Programming Board!

That's totally fine! Join our PR core group and help take pictures at events and run our social media. Or join our Production core group and learn how to program the lights for our events. We have many options and we guarantee UPB has something for everyone.

To be on the executive committee, an event committee, or serve as an ambassador, UPB members must maintain a 2.25 previous semester and cumulative GPA. If you do not meet the GPA requirements, you can participate in D.O.E., attend member events, and participate in UPB meetings.

UPB always has something for members going on each and every week. Hang out with members in the Student office throughout the day, attend our bi-weekly UPB meetings, or join us at our hangouts and study sessions to get to know people from all across the organization. 

You are never required to attend UPB Meetings, member hangouts, or events - we hope you want to, though! Since core groups are on deadlines to plan their event(s), a little more commitment is required - you are allowed two unexcused absences per semester from a core group after it "closes" (is no longer accepting new members). Other programs, such as Ambassadors, may set their own attendance policies. For things like Day-Of Execution (D.O.E.) teams, signing up is considered a commitment to be there - so please let the contact person know ASAP if you signed up but can't make it.

As a leadership development organization, you can gain tangible skills that are useful in many more facets aside from event planning. Some of these skills include managing a budget, creating a promotions plan, and strategic planning. In addition, you'll also learn how to interact and work with different groups of people to accomplish one task. Regardless of what field you choose to enter after college, UPB will provide you with countless experiences aimed at helping you succeed.

Yes! We have a student office where members can hang out or have meetings. It is on the 3rd floor of the Conoco Student Leadership Center in the Union. You can find other members having lunch, working on projects, or just hanging out. It is a great place to meet others and learn more about UPB from those who are involved in it.

There are many people you can turn to for any of your UPB questions. Any one on our executive board, our two graduate advisors, and the Union Programming Coordinator/Advisor can answer any question you have or are able to direct you to the person who can! If you need any contact information, it can be found under the "Contact Us" tab!

You can get in touch with any executive director (emails available through the "Contact Us" tab), we'd be more to hear out an idea and talk with you about it. If you'd like, you can always email us at with any ideas, comments, or concerns.

Whenever you want! UPB is an organization that prides itself on allowing its members to pick their own involvement. You can be as involved as you want, as soon as you want. We have biweekly meetings, committees, and D.O.E. opportunities. So, you can find the perfect combination of involvement for you because your 100% is our 100%.

A committee works with one goal towards an event or aspect of UPB. Some examples of committees are: Public Relations, Haunt the Union, Membership, etc.

D.O.E. or Day of Event are those who wish to be involved with UPB but at a lower capacity, they help with tasks on the Day of the Event in question, and this is a way to be involved without having to make sacrifices in academics or other involvement opportunities.

Not at all! Come as you are! If you have plenty of event-planning experience: join a committee. If you don’t have any event-planning experience: join a committee. UPB will show you the ropes and grow your skills as a leader and event-planner!

Yes, committees have both an attendance policy and a GPA requirement. You'll have 2 absences once the committee is closed, and you must maintain a 2.25 cumulative and overall GPA. Talk to any executive director if you have any questions about the requirements!

Absolutely! One of the best parts about being a member of UPB is that you get to determine your own level of involvement! You can join as many committees as you would like! Just remember to watch out for meeting conflicts and make sure you have enough time and energy to be an active member of every committee you join!

Yes, committees will open at various times - just keep an eye out for when this happens. It will be announced on the presentations at UPB Meetings.

Absolutely! One of the best parts about being a member of UPB is that you get to determine your own level of involvement. You can join multiple committees, just remember to watch out for meeting conflicts and make sure you have enough time and energy to be an active member of every committee you join.