ASUPS is guided by a number of principles. We seek to use these principles to hold our feet to the fire, and ensure we achieve our highest organizational potential to ensure the optimal wellbeing of our student body.

Transformative Justice

ASUPS will continue to be mindful of the unique life experiences individuals within our campus community hold. Having an honest image of what students’ needs (or lack thereof) are met will enable ASUPS to proactively support the community in an equitable manner, striving to serve through policies and programs that best fit the interests of the student body. We aim to center those who identify within marginalized groups at the forefront of our agenda as we continue to work toward a more welcoming campus.


Cultural Consciousness

ASUPS continually strives to cultivate a campus community grounded in cultural consciousness. Every member of the student body deserves to have well-rounded, life-giving, college experience free from bias and discrimination on the basis of race, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, and the like. We actively highlight and address the existing barriers of systemic injustice that impede the campus’ efforts toward cultural consciousness.


Communal Responsibility

ASUPS will work to create and nurture a culture of clear communication and discourse. ASUPS will maintain lines of transparent communication by easing accessibility to our senators, executive team, programmers, events, and processes where appropriate. We encourage active participation in campus affairs and recognize that upholding communal responsibility requires holding each other accountable, most especially when it comes to open lines of communication between ASUPS, the UPS administration, and the student body as a whole.


Images by Sophia Munic '19.