The University Program Board (UPB) is your source for campus activities. If you're ready to head backstage, then consider joining the UPB. Being a member of the UPB not only gives you a voice on what activities are brought to campus; it also teaches you skills that you can apply regardless of where your career goals lie.
The UPB is a well-established, award-winning, and regionally-recognized Registered Student Organization with a lot of spunk, enthusiasm, and passion for programming at Illinois State University and in the surrounding community.
UPB values the standard of inclusive membership and does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, economic status, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, ethnic background, or disability.
Do you want to impact your campus? Applications are open for all positions on Friday January 26th. The University Program Board is comprised of Executive Board and Chairperson positions to create the General Board. Executive Board applications close on February 9th and Chairperson applications close on February 28th.
Executive Board Positions
President- The President is the official spokesperson of the University Program Board. The President is required to chair all Executive Board, General Board, and Full Board meetings. The President is also responsible for coordinating and overseeing the general actions and direction of UPB.
Vice President- The Vice President will assume the President's responsibilities in case of a temporary absence or permanent vacancy. The Vice President is responsible for the coordinator of assessment, surveys, and the strategic planning of events. They also are in charge of the coordinating logistics for any conferences that UPB members attend.
Director of Finance- The Director of Finance is primarily responsible for developing, maintaining, and accurately recording UPB budget information. This position often works in the computer program Excel.
Director of Operations- The Director of Operations is primarily responsible for reserving event locations, booking catering, keeping minutes, maintaining office operations, and historical records.
Director of Marketing and Communication- The Director of Marketing and Communication is primarily responsible for overseeing the creation and director of all UPB marketing materials. They are responsible for overseeing the overall "brand" of UPB.
Director of Membership Development- The Director of Membership Development is primarily responsible for recruiting, training, and retaining UPB members.
Arts & Entertainment Chairperson- Arts & Entertainment Chairperson leads a committee in designing and implementing culturally engaging and entertaining programs such as movie screenings, comedians, or craft nights. This semester, the Arts & Entertainment Chairperson is planning The Harry Potter Experience, the Comedy Fest services, and the Night at the Children's Museum.
Center Stage Chairperson- The Center Stage Chairperson works with their committee to bring various forms of larger scale, live entertainment to ISU and the surrounding community. In the fall, the Center Stage Chairperson brought Jesse McCartney and T-Pain to campus. This semester, they are planning our outdoor concert, Springfest.
Enrichment Chairperson- The Enrichment Chairperson leads a committee to develop programs that support awareness of social and global issues and enhance the educational experience of Illinois State University students. This semester, the Enrichment Chairperson is planning the Black Heritage Weekend, Taste of the World, and Latinx Fest.
Graphic Design Chairperson- The Graphic Design Chairperson leads a committee in creating quality multimedia for the organization as a whole and its events.
Late Night Chairperson- The Late Night Chairperson leads a committee in providing late night, alcohol-alternative events for students to participate during the weekend. This semester, the Late Night Chairperson is planning Treat Yo' Self, Casino Royale and Block Party.
Marketing & Promotions Chairperson- The Marketing & Promotions chairperson leads a committee in utilizing all aspects of media to promote UPB and its events. This includes managing our social media accounts, printing posters, and coordinating "street teaming" efforts.
Social & Recreation Chairperson- The Social & Recreation Chairperson leads a committee in planning programs that allow the Illinois State University community to interact through various themed festival and social programming. This semester, the Social & Recreation Chairperson will be planning the Nintendo Night, Jewel Jamboree, Bingo Bash and Springfest.
Spirit & Traditions Chairperson- The Spirit & Traditions Chairperson is committed to developing programs that celebrate school pride, team spirit and Redbird family members of all ages that create lasting memories and traditions. This semester, the Spirit & Traditions Chairperson is planning Sing for a Shirt and Siblings Weekend.
For general questions about membership, please email UPBDevelopment@ilstu.edu