Run for APSC XXIV!
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It's hard to believe, but it's almost time to elect the next APSC board. Everyone (younger than the Class of 2018) is eligible to run for APSC. We strongly encourage anyone who is interested in APSC to reach out and learn more about what it's like to be on board.
If you know someone who would be a great candidate, please continue to nominate here.
Important Dates for Candidates:
  • Meet with the role(s) you are interested in: anytime before elections
  • Candidate's Meeting: Tuesday, 10/31 at 7:30 PM in PAACH
    • Mandatory for all candidates, email me if you cannot make it
  • Application Due Date: Sunday, 11/5 at 11:59 PM
  • Elections: Wednesday, 11/8 at 8:00 PM (candidates must arrive by 7:45 PM)
    • Arch 108

Apply Here: APSC-XXIV-Executive-Board-Application-2018

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Apply to be our FRESHMAN LIAISON!
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APSC highly encourages any freshmen interested in becoming more involved in Penn’s API community to apply to become a Freshman Liaison for APSC. The Freshman Liaison will:

  • Develop as a leader in the API community, meet leaders of APSC constituent groups, and learn more about the issues facing our community.
  • Promote APSC, its constituents, and its initiatives to the freshman class.
  • Recruit other freshmen to join APSC’s constituents and Executive Board.
  • Attend APSC’s weekly Executive Board meetings as well as its biweekly General Body meetings.

The position will require a commitment from September until November 8th, when the Executive Board turns over and the new board is elected.

To apply, please fill out the application below and submit it to chair@upennapsc.org by 11:59 pm on Sunday, September 17th. Executive Board will conduct in-person interviews in the days following the submission of the application. If you have any questions, feel free to send us an email at board@upennapsc.org!

APPLY HERE: 2017 APSC Freshman Liaison Application

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Self Defense Workshop!
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Join APSC at its Self Defense Workshop! Date: Sunday, September 24th, 2017 Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm Where: Division of Public Safety Building, 4040 Chestnut Street Room TBD

The self defense class will have a holistic take on self-defense, teaching botoh physical and psychological preparedness. In collaboration with the Penn Department of Public Safety, the self defense training course will provide women with public safety-awareness and strategies that can help them avoid, escape, and survive assault if they do occur.

Spaces are limited, so please sign up if you would like to attend: You will recieve an email confirming your attendance following your registration.https://goo.gl/forms/yJo0etpDI8GmWUKE2

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APSC First General Body Meeting
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Join us for our first General Body Meeting in the ARCH building (Room 108)! Come meet student leaders, get acquainted with the constituents, and learn ways to get involved with all our diverse organizations.Food from Ekta will be provided! Everyone is welcome! We hope to see you there!

Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Time: 8PM-9PM Location: ARCH Room 108

Click here to redirect to our Facebook event. ---------------------------------------------------------------- The Asian Pacific Student Coalition (APSC) exists as an alliance of Asian Pacific Islander (API) student groups at the University of Pennsylvania. As the umbrella group with constituents from 23 pan-Asian Pacific Islander (API) organizations, APSC serves the needs of all students of Asian and Pacific Islander descent.

Visit our website for more information: www.upennapsc.org Contact us at board@upennapsc.org! Join our listserv: https://goo.gl/forms/d5w9ci5PxLupAa0b2

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Celebrate CelebrASIAN with APSC!
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Celebrate CelebrASIAN with APSC!

UPenn Asian Pacific Student Coalition - APSC is proud to present our annual NSO Late Night CelebrASIAN!

CelebrASIAN seeks to welcome students to campus by showcasing Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander culture at Penn. This year, we have over 30 groups participating from cultural to pre-professional to performing arts and more! Come meet members of our community, learn about how to get involved, play games, watch performances, and of course, ~eat food~. We can't wait to meet you!

Featuring:
UPenn Asian Pacific Student Coalition - APSC
UPenn alpha Kappa Delta Phi
Penn Chinese Students' Association
Hong Kong Student Association UPenn
Penn Japan Student Association
UPenn Korean Student Association
UPenn Lambda Phi Epsilon
Penn Queer and Asian
Penn Philippine Association
Penn Taiwanese Society
Penn Sangam
UPenn South Asia Society
Sigma Psi Zeta - University of Pennsylvania
Penn VSA (Vietnamese Students' Association)
Wharton Asia Exchange (WAX)

AAPI Politics
Penn Asian American Studies (ASAM) Undergraduate Advisory Board
Asian Pacific American Heritage Week
Asian Students Promoting Identity, Reflection, and Education - ASPIRE
Promoting Enriching Experiences & Relationships (PEER Mentoring Program: http://www.pennpeer.com/index.html)
7/8 (First Generation Low Income Support Network)

Atma
Pan-Asian Dance Troupe
Penn Dhamaka
Penn Lions
Penn Masala
Penn Masti
PENNaach
Penn Raas
PennSori
PennYo

Thank you to the Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH) for their help and support.

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Performance Schedule: TBA

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APSC Constitution

Updated 8.20.2017 [pdf-embedder url="http://www.upennapsc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/2017.8.20-APSC-Constitution.pdf" title="APSC Constitution"]

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President's Forum Minutes

Sunday, February 5, 2017

  • Icebreaker (What we share)
      • Taking risks and changing the pathways of group
      • Bringing back the importance of history in our groups
      • Bridging the gap between respective groups; meeting new people
      • Fear of curveballs and current political climate
      • Key Takeaways
        • There is no one set criteria to being an APSC member
        • We share a lot of commonalities, whether we know it or not
  • What has APSC been doing well?
      • Board liaisons increase comfort in the APSC space
      • Sabino’s political newsletter summarizes political climate
      • APSC president’s dinner was a casual setting to meet new leaders in community
  • What can APSC do better?
      • Treasurer’s meeting
      • Be more personal with groups, getting to know more of the groups better
  • APSC initiatives feedback
        • Support for initiatives towards health
        • I CARE Training (February 28th, 5-8pm) Dinner provided
          • Module must be completed before hand
          • Potentially sending General Boards as well (for smaller boards)
          • May be difficult to send people to the training (class/lack of interest/rehearsal for other events/midterms)
          • Would you need to do I CARE Training if you have already gone through it? Send another member to I CARE
          • Goal is to expose more people to I CARE Training
  • Suggestion: Have two sessions of I CARE Training, to help people work better with their schedules
  • Suggestion: Have a session on the weekend
  • Subsidized ticket
        • Can APSC subsidize the tickets out of their own budget?
        • 8 groups have culture shows/large events
          • VSA- Subsidize 50% of the ticket for all APSC board members
          • PTS- Allowing APSC board members to pay a member’s fee
        • Lack of clarity in the benefits of only providing one free ticket
        • APSC’s job is to be a supporter of constituents, they should not be favored
        • If there is a subsidy for APSC board, why not a subsidy for a regular member of the group?
  • Constituent groups feedback
    • Show up to more free events (come to events that don’t cost money)
    • Make information of each group more accessible
      • Post meeting minutes on website and include a link in the newsletter
      • The website is a place to find APSC resources!
      • Google Drive shared folder
      • More events such as President Forum to facilitate intergroup exposure (board mixers)
      • Difficulty logistically coordinate events with APSC groups
    • Collaboration between groups
      • Make it easier to find the right person to contact from a group
      • President’s Facebook group
      • A short, 30-60 minute event for external chairs
      • GroupMe with external chairs of respective APSC groups
      • Potentially have a systematic, easy way to reach out (every month send out a list of groups that are ready to collaborate in newsletter)
      • Collaboration is based on the content of the event, not just availabilities
    • Penn Q&A-Send board members/APSC members to attend more events supporting other communities
    • Passion projects→ how effective are they really?
      • Have a real reason behind hosting APSC events
      • APSC will put constituent events first and foremost
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Statement on Executive Orders

The executive orders this past week blocking and deporting immigrants and refugees from 7 Muslim-majority countries are the antithesis of the basic founding principles of this country. While our community encompasses a range of generations from international and first generation to fourth and beyond, we are all immigrants who have been taught to see the U.S. as a land of opportunity and freedom. With these new policies, we must now question this.

It is heartbreaking, frustrating, and disappointing to see this new Presidential Administration disregard constitutional law, basic human rights, and decades of progress. Beyond these orders, his rhetoric has spawned a wave of Islamophobia across this country - from burning mosques to other violent hate crimes. As the Asian Pacific Student Coalition, we refuse to stay passive and vainly wait for Trump to change his tune because he has already been showing his true colors this entire time.

As Asian Pacific Islanders, we are no strangers to discriminatory legislation. In the 1880s, there was the Chinese Exclusion Act. In 1923, the U.S. declared Asian Indians ineligible for citizenship. In 1924, the Immigration Act virtually limited all Asian immigration. The list goes on. Islamophobia has endangered our friends and families who, because of their faith, have to live with fear and emotional duress and we must support them. Discrimination is a moving target - no one has the luxury to stay silent. We must collectively use our voices and our votes to show that no one - no matter what shape of office they sit in - has the power to enact such irresponsible and morally reprehensible policies.

APSC supports and will always support all members of our community, regardless of religion or documentation status. Along with the Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH) and other campus resources, we are working to build safe spaces for anyone who is seeking support and community. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you are looking to organize, learn, or just a friend to talk to.

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GBM Meeting Minutes | 12.7.2016
  • Chair

    • Board Introductions
      • Introduction, why you decided to run for APSC, fun fact
    • Bi-weekly Chair’s Digest
    • Open coffee chat sign-ups
    • Office Hours (3-5pm on Fridays in PAACH)
    • Meet the Greeks Recap
    • API Photo Campaign #ThisIs2016
    • Board Shadow System
    • Board Liaison System
  • Vice Chair Internal
  • Political
  • Constituent
    • Update  board directories as you turn over → once you do, remove the (change) written before your Org name tab
      • Include APSC Rep and board turnover date
    • Add me (Lindsey Lui) on Facebook
    • End of APSC Dollars will be on DECEMBER 18, 11:59 PM
    • Looking forward
      • New Presidents Dinner and Forum
      • New placards
        • Please send me (constituent@upennapsc.org) designs in PNG format by SUNDAY JAN. 8 at 11:59 PM
      • Look out for an email from me once all the boards turn over
  • Finance
    • APSC Stickers→ $1 each
  • External
    • If you are interested in being part of the solidarity series please reach out to external@upennapsc.org
  • Communications
    • Creating a freshmen listserv
    • Google calendar tab on Facebook
    • GBM meeting minutes on Facebook
    • 30-second constituent intro videos
  • Mannequin Challenge!

 

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All GBM PowerPoints | 8/31 - 11/9 (Fall Semester 2016)

Here's a compilation of all the GBM PowerPoints from the fall semester of 2016 - First GBM - Wednesday, August 31 - General Body Meeting PPT 8/31

Wednesday, September 14 - General Body Meeting PPT 9/14/16

Wednesday, September 28 - General Body Meeting PPT 9/28/16

Wednesday, October 12 - General Body Meeting PPT 10/12

Wednesday, October 26 - General Body Meeting PPT 10/26

Wednesday, November 9 - TBA

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Board Minutes | Sept 18 - Oct 16

APSC XXII Board Meeting Agenda Sunday, October 16, 2016. 5:00pm EST.

Liaisons

    • Waiting for updates to directories
    • Planning meet up w/ freshmen

 

  • TD Arthur/Kathryn: Brainstorm “passion project”

Chair

    • PAGE collab - Body Love 2-Part Campaign (Locust Walk menstrual items, Speaker event on Tues at 8 PM)

 

  • TD Sarah: Consult with PAGSA about grad level initiative / brainstorm criteria

 

    • Student Leaders Monthly Meeting
      • Next Wed 19th at 6 PM - PAACH Dinner - Arthur, Yen Yen, Kathryn

 

  • TD Arthur, Yen-Yen, Kathryn: go to PAACH dinner on Wed, Oct 19th at 6 PM

 

    • PAAFF
      • MGMT100 Team
      • Want to send out paragraph about different movies to us
    • SEPTA Initiative
      • Provide free SEPTA transportation for students

 

  • TD Sarah: Get back to Ivan on SEPTA tokens initiative

 

    • First Gen/low ses Beginning of the Year event
    • Elections
      • November 16 election
      • Apps are due November 13
      • Info Sessions
        • 2 weeks prior
        • Oct 26 at 9 PM (ARCH 108)
        • Oct 27 at 8 PM (PAACH)

 

  • TD Michelle: Work on marketing materials for election info sessions / make facebook event
  • TD Sarah: Reserve PAACH for Oct 27, etc.
  • TD Sarah: Bring prizes :P

 

    • UC Seat
    • Online Bias Assessment Report
      • Meeting on Tuesday at 3 or 4 PM
    • Meeting with Meeta Kumar
      • Counselor at CAPS

 

  • TD Sarah: Transfer communication to Brandon

 

    • Active Minds Collaboration
      • Series of workshops and discussion groups
      • Dates

 

  • TD Brandon: Reply to Active Minds on dates

 

    • Faculty Diversity Committee
      • Yen-Yen will be on this committee
    • Faculty Diversity Award/first gen low ses grad school Committees
      • email Ian
      • one for each project
      • award to one member on faculty who is of minority background
        • Maya and Michelle will be on this committee
    • Committee Standings List - ongoing initiative list - past events
      • more transparency on website
    • API Dating Workshops
      • 3 part series over the course of 3 months
      • Sonalee Rashatwar
        • speaks at conferences about body positivity
      • PAGE
        • Safe sex + toy usage - for women by women
        • Misogynistic language - for men by men
        • Interracial dating + Talking to family about dating
          • Start with this one!
      • 4 workshops over the course of a year (2 per semester)
        • Workshop for men by men
        • Workshop for women by women
    • First Gen, low ses committee for assistance into graduate school programs
    • Monthly Check in meetings
      • Supporting board
      • 2-1 meetings: THIS FRIDAY!

 

  • TD Brandon, Sarah, Andy: Find time for check in meeting

Vice Chair

    • Town Hall
      • APSC Town Hall Meeting - Kelly, Rich, Amanda, Majid

 

  • TD Brandon and Maya: APSC Olympics?

 

  • TD Brandon & Majid: Look into Board Bonding!
  • Contacted PWC, CAPs, etc.
  • Met with Meeta Kumar
    • Start PAACH Mental Health Discussion again
    • iCare training - reflect and learn about how to talk to people who are struggling
    • Pop up booth in PAACH or ARCH with CAPS
    • Depression screening test
  • Setting up meeting with PWC

2

Political

 

  • UC and UA Steering Recap

 

    • First UC meeting of the year

 

  • Collab on APA feminism discussion

 

    • Sangam & APA Women & aKDPhi already collabing
    • Friday, Oct 28th
    • Tabling - in front of PWC; people stop by and take pictures regarding why they’re a proud woman of color

 

Constituent

    • Movie night first week of November - Zootopia
    • Mixer with Temple ASA (our equivalent) - Late Oct mixer?

 

  • TD Maya: Respond to Temple ASA
  • TD Everyone: Make space for first week of Nov to go to Temple ASA mixer

 

    • Monday 8 pm committee meeting
      • board/committee event, small social event, help with Majid speaker event

 

  • Promote personal and intergroup interactions

 

    • Robyn - grad school database
      • Similar program to ‘Lunch with a Senior’; Grad + Undergrad mentorship
      • Start database from grad school of different fields - Leave it to undergrads to reach out
      • Best way to disseminate this information?
      • Google form for Grad students to fill out

 

  • TD Brandon/Majid: Reach out to grad student on board of advisors / PAAGSA regarding database

 

    • Board Mixers
      • Once a month = goal
      • Start over/get feedback??
        • Connect via email

 

  • TD Maya: Set up board mixers!!!

 

    • Bi-weekly PAACH events, discussions, etc.
      • opposite weeks of GBMS - political discussion

 

  • Facebook group

 

    • APSC Dollars
    • Constituent Events
      • attending as many events as possible
      • facebook group link and freeforcoffee link

 

  • TD Maya: advertise FreeForCoffee again!

 

    • m.me/freeforcoffee

Finance

    • T-Change/ICF/Penn Tradition

 

  • TD Andy: update kusum about budget and NSO reimbursement (talk to kusum)

 

      • Also ask kusum about how to add cheques to our account
      • Use this money for new club fund

 

  • TD Andy: send receipts to funding boards for Arden Cho

 

      • ICF, UMC money for Arden Cho (receipts)
    • SRFS meeting this week
    • Budget Analysis
      • See how much we’re allocating to stuff
      • Make apsc spreadsheet
    • Possible Sponsorships?

 

  • TD Brandon/Andy: Figure out Board Gear reimbursements on Friday Missed it :(

 

 

Liaisons

    • All freshmen liaisons accounted for!!! (except for one from SAS but we have his name)
      • BYO/Mixer @ Ken’s - probably the 29th (?)
    • Passion project update
      • Chalking bridge
      • Freshman liaison spotlights
      • Exclusive group for freshmen?
      • Forum update

 

  • TD Kathryn/Arthur: Set up BYO details

 

 

External

 

  • Babar Harrie - SoundCloud Rapper with a 1000 ish following.

 

    • New Chaplain for MSA - Terrified author (just spoke at Cornell) - Nov 1 (?)

 

  • TD Majid: Reach out to Penn Dems / other political groups regarding Terrified author speaker event around Nov 1 or later

 

      • Authors at Wharton

 

  • TD Majid: Think about a “blacklist” or counter-event

 

 

Communications

    • Winterfell fundraiser - final count-The total revenue after accounting for the above rules was $253.96.

 

  • TD Michelle: Make announcement

 

    • PVP Meeting
    • Fighting for Visibility

 

  • TD Michelle: Winterfell share event

 

    • Fundraising and Community Outreach Committee
      • Decided on one large event for the semester

 

  • TD Michelle/Andy: Meet with committee

 

        • TD Michelle/Andy: Winterfell on Friday; get Zach and Shannon

 

  • TD Michelle: Look into Door of Clubs

 

    • Start weekly spotlights again
      • Already got 3 nominations and a few submissions
      • Thinking about possibly creating a Facebook event to gain more interest + already made a graphic for it
      • Emailed APSC constituents
      • TD Michelle: Follow up on submissions or nominations for the APSC weekly spotlight
    • TD Michelle: Posting Minutes to Website and sending TDs
    • TD Michelle: Check up on feedback form
    • Photo campaign
      • Highlighting issues in social media
    • Website launch

 

  • TD Michelle: Update website with WCBS

 

 

Discussion

  • GBM Planning
  • Announcements
    • Chair: PAGE collab, PAAFF, APSC Election, AT&T Sponsorship - $200, James Ahn Recap
    • Constituent: FreeForCoffee restarting!!
    • Freshmen Liaison Doc Update
    • Winterfell Fundraiser
    • Funding Presentation

 

ASPSC XXII Board Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, October 11, 2016. 5:00pm EST.

Liaisons

    • Waiting for updates to directories
    • Planning meet up w/ freshmen

 

  • TD Arthur/Kathryn: Brainstorm “passion project”

 

 

Chair

    • PAGE collab - Body Love 2-Part Campaign (Locust Walk menstrual items, Speaker event on Tues at 8 PM)
    • Student Leaders Monthly Meeting
      • Next Wed 19th at 6 PM - PAACH Dinner - Arthur, Yen Yen, Kathryn

 

  • TD Sarah: Let Peter know that Arthur, Yen-Yen, Kathryn can go to PAACH Dinner
  • TD Arthur, Yen-Yen, Kathryn: go to PAACH dinner on Wed, Oct 19th at 6 PM

 

    • PAAFF
      • MGMT100 Team
      • Want to send out paragraph about different movies to us
    • SEPTA Initiative
      • Provide free SEPTA transportation for students

 

  • TD Sarah: Get back to Ivan on SEPTA tokens initiative

 

    • First Gen/low ses Beginning of the Year event
    • Elections
      • November 16 election
      • Apps are due November 13
      • Info Sessions
        • 2 weeks prior
        • Oct 26 at 9 PM (ARCH 108)
        • Oct 27 at 8 PM (PAACH)

 

  • TD Michelle: Work on marketing materials for election info sessions
  • TD Sarah: Reserve PAACH for Oct 27, etc.

 

            • UC Seat
    • Online Bias Assessment Report
      • Meeting on Tuesday at 3 or 4 PM
    • Meeting with Meeta Kumar
      • Counselor at CAPS

 

  • TD Sarah: Transfer communication to Brandon

 

    • Active Minds Collaboration
      • Series of workshops and discussion groups
      • Dates

 

  • TD Brandon: Reply to Active Minds on dates

 

    • Faculty Diversity Committee
      • Yen-Yen will be on this committee
    • Faculty Diversity Award/first gen low ses grad school Committees
      • email Ian
      • one for each project
      • award to one member on faculty who is of minority background
        • Maya and Michelle will be on this committee
    • Committee Standings List - ongoing initiative list - past events
      • more transparency on website
    • API Dating Workshops
      • 3 part series over the course of 3 months
      • Sonalee Rashatwar
        • speaks at conferences about body positivity
      • PAGE
        • Safe sex + toy usage - for women by women
        • Misogynistic language - for men by men
        • Interracial dating + Talking to family about dating
          • Start with this one!
      • 4 workshops over the course of a year (2 per semester)
        • Workshop for men by men
        • Workshop for women by women
    • First Gen, low ses committee for assistance into graduate school programs
    • Monthly Check in meetings
      • Supporting board
      • 2-1 meetings: THIS FRIDAY!

 

  • TD Brandon, Sarah, Andy: Find time for check in meeting

 

 

Vice Chair

    • Town Hall
      • APSC Town Hall Meeting - Kelly, Rich, Amanda, Majid

 

  • TD Brandon and Maya: APSC Olympics?

 

    • TD Brandon & Majid: Look into Board Bonding!
    • Contacted PWC, CAPs, etc.

 

  • TD Brandon: Set up meeting w/ Meeta Kumar this week

 

2

Political

 

  • UC and UA Steering Recap

 

    • First UC meeting of the year

 

  • Collab on APA feminism discussion

 

    • Sangam & APA Women & aKDPhi already collabing
    • October 26th (before GBM)

Constituent

 

  • TD Everyone: RSVP to Wine & Cheese night on Friday 9 pm (groupme)

 

    • Movie night first week of November - Zootopia
    • Mixer with Temple ASA (our equivalent) - Late Oct mixer?

 

  • TD Maya: Make when2meet for mixer with Temple ASA

 

    • Monday 8 pm committee meeting
      • board/committee event, small social event, help with Majid speaker event

 

  • Promote personal and intergroup interactions

 

    • Robyn - grad school database
      • Similar program to ‘Lunch with a Senior’; Grad + Undergrad mentorship
      • Start database from grad school of different fields - Leave it to undergrads to reach out
      • Best way to disseminate this information?
      • Google form for Grad students to fill out

 

  • TD Brandon/Majid: Reach out to grad student on board of advisors / PAAGSA regarding database

 

    • Board Mixers
      • Once a month = goal
      • Start over/get feedback??
        • Connect via email

 

  • TD Maya: Set up board mixers!

 

    • Bi-weekly PAACH events, discussions, etc.
      • opposite weeks of GBMS - political discussion

 

  • Facebook group

 

    • APSC Dollars
    • Constituent Events
      • attending as many events as possible
      • facebook group link and freeforcoffee link

 

  • TD Maya: advertise FreeForCoffee again!

 

    • m.me/freeforcoffee

Finance

    • T-Change/ICF/Penn Tradition

 

  • TD Andy: update kusum about budget and NSO reimbursement (talk to kusum)
  • TD Andy: send receipts to funding boards for Arden Cho

 

    • ICF, UMC money for ARden Cho (receipts)
    • SRFS meeting this week
    • 7 Funding apps this week!
    • Budget Analysis
      • See how much we’re allocating to stuff
      • Make apsc spreadsheet
    • Possible Sponsorships?

 

  • TD Andy: Email receipts
  • TD Maya: Check in with Andy about emailing receipts
  • TD Brandon/Andy: Figure out Board Gear reimbursements on Friday!

 

 

External

 

  • Babar Harrie - SoundCloud Rapper with a 1000 ish following.

 

    • New Chaplain for MSA - Terrified author (just spoke at Cornell) - Nov 1 (?)

 

  • TD Majid: Reach out to Penn Dems / other political groups regarding Terrified author speaker event around Nov 1 or later

 

    • PAAFF - TD Majid: Reach out to next PAAFF

 

  • TD Majid: Think about a “blacklist” or counter-event

 

 

Communications

  • Winterfell fundraiser
    • PVP Meeting
    • Fighting for Visibility

 

  • TD Michelle: Winterfell share event

 

    • Fundraising and Community Outreach Committee
      • Decided on one large event for the semester

 

  • TD Michelle/Andy: Meet with committee

 

        • TD Michelle/Andy: Winterfell on Friday; get Zach and Shannon

 

  • TD Michelle: Look into Door of Clubs

 

    • Start weekly spotlights again
      • Already got 3 nominations and a few submissions
      • Thinking about possibly creating a Facebook event to gain more interest + already made a graphic for it
      • Emailed APSC constituents
      • TD Michelle: Follow up on submissions or nominations for the APSC weekly spotlight
    • TD Michelle: Posting Minutes to Website and sending TDs
    • TD Michelle: Check up on feedback form
    • Photo campaign
      • Highlighting issues in social media
    • Website launch

 

  • TD Michelle: Update website with WCBS

 

 

Discussion

  • GBM Planning
  • Announcements
    • Chair: PAGE collab, PAAFF, APSC Election, AT&T Sponsorship - $200, James Ahn Recap
    • Constituent: FreeForCoffee restarting!!
    • Freshmen Liaison Doc Update
    • Winterfell Fundraiser
    • Funding Presentation

 

GBM Planning

  • Chair: SEPTA Initiative, VPUL Dinner, Amy Guttman Lunch
  • Constituent: ?!?
  • External: Yuna Event and Marketing Needs
  • Finance: 2 Funding Apps Sangam and aKDPhi, Winterfell FundraiserOct 10-14
  • Communications: Fighting for Visibility Recap

 

ASPSC XXII Board Meeting Agenda

Sunday, September 18, 2016. 5:00pm EST.

 

Updates:

 

Chair

    • SEPTA Initiative
      • Provide free SEPTA transportation for students

 

  • TD Sarah: Get back to Ivan on SEPTA tokens initiative

 

    • Freshmen Liaison
      • 8 apps

 

  • TD Sarah: Send board the freshman liaison apps
  • TD Everyone: Try to read apps by Tuesday 6 PM (Pick top 4)
  • TD Everyone: Friday 5:30-6:30 Freshman Liaison Interviews
  • TD Sarah: Prepare rejection emails and interview emails

 

    • Provost Dinner
      • Thursday 5 PM

 

  • TD Sarah & Brandon: Brandon and Sarah will go to Provost Dinner

 

    • VPUL Planning Meeting
      • Monday 5 PM

 

  • TD Sarah & Majid: Majid and Sarah will got to Guttman Lunch + VPUL Prep Meeting
  • TD Sarah: Inform about dietary restrictions for lunch

 

    • First Gen/low ses Beginning of the Year event
    • UC Seat
    • Online Bias Assessment Report
      • Meeting on Tuesday at 3 or 4 PM
    • Meeting with Meeta Kumar
      • Counselor at CAPS

 

  • TD Sarah: Transfer communication to Brandon

 

    • Active Minds Collaboration
      • Series of workshops and discussion groups
      • Dates

 

  • TD Brandon: Reply to Active Minds on dates

 

    • Faculty Diversity Committee
      • Yen-Yen will be on this committee
    • Faculty Diversity Award/first gen low ses grad school Committees
      • email Ian
      • one for each project
      • award to one member on faculty who is of minority background
        • Maya and Michelle will be on this committee
    • Committee Standings List - ongoing initiative list - past events
      • more transparency on website
    • API Dating Workshops
      • 3 part series over the course of 3 months
      • Sonalee Rashatwar
        • speaks at conferences about body positivity
      • PAGE
        • Safe sex + toy usage - for women by women
        • Misogynistic language - for men by men
        • Interracial dating + Talking to family about dating
          • Start with this one!
      • 4 workshops over the course of a year (2 per semester)
        • Workshop for men by men
        • Workshop for women by women
    • First Gen, low ses committee for assistance into graduate school programs
    • Monthly Check in meetings
      • Supporting board
      • 2-1 meetings: THIS FRIDAY!

 

  • TD Everyone: invite people to APSC intersections event
  • TD Brandon, Sarah, Andy: Find time for check in meeting

 

 

Vice Chair

    • Town Hall
      • APSC Town Hall Meeting - Kelly, Rich, Amanda, Majid

 

  • TD EVERYONE: Mark Zahav 9/21 at 8:45 PM
  • TD Michelle: Post about Kusum Fund on social media
  • TD Brandon and Maya: APSC Olympics?

 

 

Political

 

  • TD YYG/Brandon - Meet with committee
  • Voter Registration - emailing with SEAMAAC

 

  • Freshmen API issues workshop 9/21
    • 5-7 PM JMHH 355
    • General overview of API issues
    • Discussion groups with facilitators
    • Topics: Family, Self, Career, Exploring Internal Issues in Community
    • Got questions from PEER, in process of finding facilitators
    • Applied for funding for food
  • Salaam Neighbor Film Screening - ASAM UAB 9/26
    • Collaborate with UAB to help advertise
    • Discussions on constant foreignness, xenophobia, islamophobia and the rhetoric in the current election cycle
    • Planning on inviting a Syrian refugee family to attend

Constituent

    • Monday 8 pm committee meeting
      • board/committee event, small social event, help with Majid speaker event

 

  • Promote personal and intergroup interactions

 

    • Robyn - grad school database
      • Similar program to ‘Lunch with a Senior’; Grad + Undergrad mentorship
      • Start database from grad school of different fields - Leave it to undergrads to reach out
      • Best way to disseminate this information?
      • Google form for Grad students to fill out

 

  • TD Brandon/Majid: Reach out to grad student on board of advisors / PAAGSA regarding database

 

    • Board Mixers
      • Once a month = goal
      • Start over/get feedback??
        • Connect via email

 

  • TD Maya: Send to board listservs (PAACH Biweekly, Board Mixers)

 

    • Bi-weekly PAACH events, discussions, etc.
      • opposite weeks of GBMS - political discussion

 

  • Facebook group

 

    • APSC Dollars

 

  • Penn Spectrum Weekend meeting

 

      • https://www.facebook.com/events/248255135561185/ sign up!
      • Free for students
      • Weekend in September
      • panels, social events, etc.
      • Want a representative from each of the boards if possible for planning
      • Committees for programming (encourage people in the community to apply to those)
    • Constituent Events
      • attending as many events as possible
      • facebook group link and freeforcoffee link

 

  • TD Maya: restart free for coffee / keep in contact with FreeforCoffee

 

Finance

    • T-Change/ICF/Penn Tradition

 

  • TD Andy: ask about budget

 

    • SRFS: Determine if schedule available
    • Budget Analysis
      • See how much we’re allocating to stuff
      • Make apsc spreadsheet
    • Possible Sponsorships?

 

  • TD Andy: Email receipts
  • TD Maya: Check in with Andy about emailing receipts
  • TD Brandon/Andy: Figure out Board Gear reimbursements

 

  • Prepare funding for Meesh and Majid’s speaker events

 

External

 

  • Yuna on September 29th - Still Negotiating
  • TD Majid: Talk to Peter about forms
  • TD Majid: Go to funding meetings
  • TD Majid: Send out formal request for collaborating groups, Reach out to Inspiration

 

      • Babar Harrie - SoundCloud Rapper with a 1000 ish following.
    • PAAFF - TD Majid: Reach out to next PAAFF

 

  • TD Majid: Think about a “blacklist” or counter-event

 

 

Communications

    • PVP Meeting
    • Fighting for Visibility

 

  • TD Michelle: Check for macbook adapter, mic for moderator, and projector
  • TD Michelle: Prepare a green room for Arden

 

 

  • TD Michelle: Touch base with Arden’s agent

 

    • Supakorn Laohasongkram - Buddhism Club

 

  • TD Michelle: Reply to Buddhism Club

 

    • Fundraising and Community Outreach Committee
      • Decided on one large event for the semester

 

  • TD Michelle/Andy: Meet with committee

 

        • TD Michelle/Andy: Winterfell on Friday; get Zach and Shannon
    • Start weekly spotlights again
      • Already got 3 nominations and a few submissions
      • Thinking about possibly creating a Facebook event to gain more interest + already made a graphic for it
      • Emailed APSC constituents
      • TD Michelle: Follow up on submissions or nominations for the APSC weekly spotlight
    • TD Michelle: Posting Minutes to Website and sending TDs
    • TD Michelle: Check up on feedback form
    • Photo campaign
      • Highlighting issues in social media
    • Website launch

 

  • TD Michelle: Update website with WCBS

 

 

Discussion

  • GBM Planning
    • PAACH Townhall
    • WCBS Presentation
    • Announcements
      • Meeting with Meeta Kumar
      • Online Bias Assessment Report
      • Active Minds Collaboration
      • UC Seat
      • Freshmen Liaison App
      • Freshmen Workshop
      • ASAM UAB Film screening
      • Yuna on September 29th - Collaborations and Ideas
      • Penn Spectrum Weekend
      • Committee updates
      • FreeForCoffee update
    • Funding Presentation
Board MeetingsBoard APSC
Board Minutes | Sept 5-11

ASPSC XXII Board Meeting Agenda Sunday, September 11, 2016. 5:00pm EST.

 

Updates:

    • SFS needs to know new liaison
      • Andy?
    • WCBS wants constituency - interview at next meeting & then vote at GBM

 

  • TD EVERYONE: CLEAN UP SECTIONS
  • TD Sarah: Respond to Barry!

 

 

Chair

 

  • TD Sarah: touch base with david scollan

 

    • First Gen/low ses Beginning of the Year event
    • UC Seat
      • Meeting between UA and NEC
      • Meeting with Kat
    • Online Bias Assessment Report
      • Meeting on Tuesday at 3 or 4 PM
    • Meeting with Meeta Kumar
      • Counselor at CAPS
    • Active Minds Collaboration
      • Series of workshops and discussion groups

 

  • TD Sarah: Respond positively to Active Minds

 

    • Room Reservations for GBMs
    • International Funding
      • Small pool right now --- Not need blind; most apply w/o financial aid
      • 4 year package (can’t reapply)

 

  • TD Everyone: Think about international students funding or something else

 

    • Faculty Diversity Committee
      • Yen-Yen will be on this committee
    • Faculty Diversity Award/first gen low ses grad school Committees
      • email Ian
      • one for each project
      • award to one member on faculty who is of minority background
        • Maya and Michelle will be on this committee
    • Committee Standings List - ongoing initiative list - past events
      • more transparency on website
    • API Dating Workshops

 

  • TD Sarah: Set up meeting with PAGE to discuss logistics of API dating workshops

 

      • 3 part series over the course of 3 months
      • Sonalee Rashatwar
        • speaks at conferences about body positivity
      • PAGE
        • Safe sex + toy usage - for women by women
        • Misogynistic language - for men by men
        • Interracial dating + Talking to family about dating
          • Start with this one!
      • 4 workshops over the course of a year (2 per semester)
        • Workshop for men by men
        • Workshop for women by women
    • First Gen, low ses committee for assistance into graduate school programs
    • Monthly Check in meetings
      • Supporting board
      • 2-1 meetings: THIS FRIDAY!
    • KSA: Activism Across Asia
      • KSA Panel event to talk about protests in Korea (nationalization of textbooks, Hong Kong, Taiwan, etc.)
      • Professors to talk about this
      • PennThai, M@P, KSA collab (regarding protests)
      • one scholar from singapore
    • Penn Wellness Steering Committee
      • 30 groups and communities across campus who are dedicated to implementing wellness initiatives within their groups. The committee is meant to serve as an outlet for collaboration, idea sharing, and event planning for wellness programming
    • Penn Spectrum Weekend
      • “This conference, taking place September 23-25, 2016, will be bringing our various alumni and student communities together to celebrate and discuss diversity at Penn and beyond.”
      • Luncheon
    • Scholarship
      • email from Delta - wants to sponsor an event
      • UPAAN wants to sponsor
    • AV Supply - waiting on Peter

 

  • TD Sarah: Tell Peter, Meeta Kumar, etc. to wait for the next week to present

 

 

Vice Chair

    • Town Hall
      • APSC Town Hall Meeting - Kelly, Rich, Amanda, Majid

 

  • TD EVERYONE: Mark Zahav 9/21 at 8:45 PM
  • TD Michelle: Post about Kusum Fund on social media

 

 

Political

 

  • TD YYG/Brandon - Meet with committee
  • TD YYG: Respond to email about Voter Registration

 

    • Freshmen API issues workshop 9/21
      • 5-7 PM tentatively
      • General overview of API issues
      • Discussion groups with facilitators
      • Topics: Family, Self, Career, Exploring Internal Issues in Community
    • Salaam Neighbor Film Screening - ASAM UAB 9/26
      • Collaborate with UAB to help advertise
      • Discussions on constant foreignness, xenophobia, islamophobia and the rhetoric in the current election cycle
      • Planning on inviting a Syrian refugee family to attend

 

  • TD YYG: Follow up with Christian
  • TD YYG: Forward Majid information about the panel

 

 

Constituent

    • Monday 8 pm committee meeting
      • board/committee event, small social event, help with Majid speaker event

 

  • Promote personal and intergroup interactions

 

    • Robyn - grad school database
      • Similar program to ‘Lunch with a Senior’; Grad + Undergrad mentorship
      • Start database from grad school of different fields - Leave it to undergrads to reach out
      • Best way to disseminate this information?
      • Google form for Grad students to fill out

 

  • TD Brandon/Majid: Reach out to grad student on board of advisors / GAPSA regarding database

 

    • Board Mixers
      • Once a month = goal
      • Start over/get feedback??
        • Connect via email
    • Bi-weekly PAACH events, discussions, etc.
      • opposite weeks of GBMS - political discussion

 

  • Facebook group

 

        • Externals optional
        • TD Maya: Set a date and time and place for brunch and email out
    • APSC Dollars

 

  • Penn Spectrum Weekend meeting

 

      • https://www.facebook.com/events/248255135561185/ sign up!
      • $10 for students
      • Weekend in September
      • panels, social events, etc.
      • Want a representative from each of the boards if possible for planning
      • Committees for programming (encourage people in the community to apply to those)
    • Constituent Events
      • attending as many events as possible
      • facebook group link and freeforcoffee link

 

  • TD Maya: restart free for coffee / keep in contact with FreeforCoffee
  • TD Everyone: Clear up saturday at 11 AM for Farmacy :)

 

Finance

    • T-Change/ICF/Penn Tradition

 

  • TD Andy: ask about budget

 

    • SRFS: Determine if schedule available
    • Budget Analysis
      • See how much we’re allocating to stuff
      • Make apsc spreadsheet
    • Possible Sponsorships?

 

  • TD Maya: Contact NSO Office to transfer money
  • TD Brandon/Andy: Figure out Board Gear reimbursements

 

  • Prepare funding for Meesh and Majid’s speaker events

 

External

 

  • Yuna on September 29th - Still Negotiating
  • TD Majid: Talk to Peter about forms
  • TD Majid: Send out formal request for collaborating groups, Reach out to Inspiration

 

      • Babar Harrie - SoundCloud Rapper with a 1000 ish following.

 

  • TD Majid: Figure out Funding

 

  • PAAFF - TD Majid: Reach out to next PAAFF

 

Communications

    • PVP Meeting

 

  • TD Michelle: CelebrAsian Photos (20-25 photos)
  • TD Michelle: Touch base with Arden’s agent
  • TD Brandon: Send email about open house

 

    • Fundraising and Community Outreach Committee
      • Decided on one large event for the semester
        • Fundraising: Sent out when2meet

 

  • TD Michelle/Andy: Meet with committee

 

      • Organizations?
  • Start weekly spotlights again
    • Already got 3 nominations and a few submissions
    • Thinking about possibly creating a Facebook event to gain more interest + already made a graphic for it
    • Emailed APSC constituents
    • TD Michelle: Follow up on submissions or nominations for the APSC weekly spotlight
  • Speaker Event / Interview
  • TD Michelle: Posting Minutes to Website and sending TDs
  • TD Michelle: Check up on feedback form
  • Photo campaign
    • Highlighting issues in social media
  • Website launch
    • Forum
    • Update non-constituent boards

Discussion

  • GBM Planning
    • PAACH Townhall
    • WCBS Presentation
    • Announcements
      • Meeting with Meeta Kumar
      • Online Bias Assessment Report
      • Active Minds Collaboration
      • UC Seat
      • Freshmen Liaison App
      • Freshmen Workshop
      • ASAM UAB Film screening
      • Yuna on September 29th - Collaborations and Ideas
      • Penn Spectrum Weekend
      • Committee updates
      • FreeForCoffee update
    • Funding Presentation

 

ASPSC XXII Board Meeting Agenda

Monday, September 5, 2016. 12:00pm EST.

 

Updates:

    • SFS needs to know new liaison
      • Andy?
    • WCBS wants constituency - interview at next meeting & then vote at GBM

 

  • TD EVERYONE: CLEAN UP SECTIONS

 

 

Chair

    • First Gen/low ses Beginning of the Year event
    • UC Seat
      • Meeting between UA and NEC
      • Meeting with Kat
    • Online Bias Assessment Report
    • Meeting with Meeta Kumar
    • Active Minds Collaboration
    • Room Reservations for GBMs
    • International Funding
      • Small pool right now --- Not need blind; most apply w/o financial aid
      • 4 year package (can’t reapply)
    • Faculty Diversity Committee
      • Yen-Yen will be on this committee
    • Faculty Diversity Award/first gen low ses grad school Committees
      • email Ian
      • one for each project
      • award to one member on faculty who is of minority background
        • Maya and Michelle will be on this committee
    • Committee Standings List - ongoing initiative list - past events
      • more transparency on website
    • API Dating Workshops

 

  • TD Sarah: Set up meeting with PAGE to discuss logistics of API dating workshops

 

    • 3 part series over the course of 3 months
    • Sonalee Rashatwar
      • speaks at conferences about body positivity
    • PAGE
      • Safe sex + toy usage - for women by women
      • Misogynistic language - for men by men
      • Interracial dating + Talking to family about dating
        • Start with this one!
    • 4 workshops over the course of a year (2 per semester)
      • Workshop for men by men
      • Workshop for women by women
  • First Gen, low ses committee for assistance into graduate school programs
  • Monthly Check in meetings
    • Supporting board
    • 2-1 meetings: THIS FRIDAY!
  • KSA: Activism Across Asia
    • KSA Panel event to talk about protests in Korea (nationalization of textbooks, Hong Kong, Taiwan, etc.)
    • Professors to talk about this
    • PennThai, M@P, KSA collab (regarding protests)
    • one scholar from singapore
  • Penn Wellness Steering Committee
    • 30 groups and communities across campus who are dedicated to implementing wellness initiatives within their groups. The committee is meant to serve as an outlet for collaboration, idea sharing, and event planning for wellness programming
  • Penn Spectrum Weekend
    • “This conference, taking place September 23-25, 2016, will be bringing our various alumni and student communities together to celebrate and discuss diversity at Penn and beyond.”
    • Luncheon
  • Scholarship
    • email from Delta - wants to sponsor an event
    • UPAAN wants to sponsor
  • AV Supply - waiting on Peter

 

Vice Chair

    • Kusum Fund
    • Town Hall? Set tone for the year
      • Publicize to all the PAACH arms
      • First half of the meeting

 

  • TD Maya: Put ‘town hall’ on newsletter

 

    • TD EVERYONE: Mark Zahav 9/21 at 8:45 PM

 

 

 

Political

 

  • TD YYG/Brandon - Meet with committee

 

    • Freshmen API issues workshop 9/21
      • General overview of API issues
      • Discussion groups with facilitators
      • Topics: Family, Self, Career, Exploring Internal Issues in Community

 

  • TD Yen-Yen and Andy: Look into dinner for the event

 

  • Salaam Neighbor Film Screening - ASAM UAB 9/26
    • Collaborate with UAB to help advertise
    • Discussions on constant foreignness, xenophobia, islamophobia and the rhetoric in the current election cycle
    • Planning on inviting a Syrian refugee family to attend
  • Why Do APIA issues matter short video- Summer project
    • Short, powerful video
      • Unheard voices; more diversity
      • Survey --- people can take; gauge community awareness of API issues
        • Do you know what model minority myth is? What is an issue affecting this community? ETC.
        • Can use results to show what the state of our community is

 

Constituent

    • TD Maya/Majid: email committee and set up meeting time
      • board/committee event, small social event, help with Majid speaker event

 

  • Promote personal and intergroup interactions
  • TD Maya: put Sylvia’s voter registration in next newsletter

 

    • Robyn - grad school database
      • Similar program to ‘Lunch with a Senior’; Grad + Undergrad mentorship
      • Start database from grad school of different fields - Leave it to undergrads to reach out
      • Best way to disseminate this information?
      • Google form for Grad students to fill out - start to pass along after spring break

 

  • TD Maya: Talk to Robyn about disseminating and organizing this info for a permanent location ??

 

    • Board Mixers
      • Once a month = goal
      • Start over/get feedback??
        • Connect via email
        • TD Maya: Make a form to send to the presidents
    • Bi-weekly PAACH events, discussions, etc.
      • opposite weeks of GBMS - political discussion
      • TD Maya/Sarah: coordinate with Sarah to send signup form

 

  • Facebook group

 

        • Externals optional
        • TD Maya: ***FB poll about a President’s ‘Brunch’ and email DO THIS
    • APSC Dollars

 

  • Penn Spectrum Weekend meeting

 

      • https://www.facebook.com/events/248255135561185/ sign up!
      • $10 for students
      • Weekend in September
      • panels, social events, etc.
      • Want a representative from each of the boards if possible for planning
      • Committees for programming (encourage people in the community to apply to those)

 

  • TD Maya: send in newsletter

 

    • Constituent Events
      • attending as many events as possible
      • facebook group link and freeforcoffee link

 

  • TD Maya: restart free for coffee

 

Finance

    • T-Change/ICF/Penn Tradition

 

  • TD Andy: ask about budget

 

  • SRFS: Determine if schedule available
  • Budget Analysis
    • See how much we’re allocating to stuff
    • Make apsc spreadsheet
  • Possible Sponsorships?

 

External

 

  • Yuna on September 29th - Still Negotiating
  • TD Majid: Email formally M@P, MSA, Hip Hop Collective,
  • TD Majid: Reach out the Inspiration
  • TD Majid: Submit the App for now

 

      • Babar Harrie - SoundCloud Rapper with a 1000 ish following.

 

  • TD Majid: Figure out Funding

 

  • PAAFF - TD Majid: Reach out to next PAAFF

 

Communications

    • PVP Meeting
    • Fundraising and Community Outreach Committee
      • Decided on one large event for the semester
        • Fundraising: Sent out when2meet

 

  • TD Michelle/Andy: Meet with committee

 

      • Organizations?
  • Start weekly spotlights again
    • Already got 3 nominations and a few submissions
    • Thinking about possibly creating a Facebook event to gain more interest + already made a graphic for it
    • Emailed APSC constituents
    • TD Michelle: Follow up on submissions or nominations for the APSC weekly spotlight
  • Speaker Event / Interview
  • TD Michelle: Posting Minutes to Website and sending TDs
  • TD Michelle: Check up on feedback form
  • Photo campaign
    • Highlighting issues in social media
  • Website launch
    • Forum
    • Update non-constituent boards
Board MeetingsBoard APSC
LOOKING FOR: Freshman Liaison Fall '16!

APSC highly encourages any freshmen interested in becoming more involved in Penn’s API community to apply to become a Freshman Liaison for APSC. The Freshman Liaison will:

  • Develop as a leader in the API community, meet leaders of APSC constituent groups, and learn more about the issues facing our community.
  • Promote APSC, its constituents, and its initiatives to the freshman class.
  • Recruit other freshmen to join APSC’s constituents and Executive Board.
  • Attend APSC’s weekly Executive Board meetings as well as its biweekly General Body meetings.

The position will require a commitment from September until November 18th, when the Executive Board turns over and the new board is elected.

To apply, please fill out the application below and submit it to chair@upennapsc.org by Thursday, September 15 at 11:59 pm. Executive Board will conduct in-person interviews in the days following the submission of the application.

APPLY HERE: Final_2016 APSC Freshman Liaison Application

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