UPB Mission

To enhance the JMU experience and create community through diverse and inclusive programs.

What is UPB?

The University Program Board (UPB) is a student-run, student-funded organization. UPB strives to enhance the overall college experience, and create community through a wide range of inclusive programs and events for the JMU student body. Events offered include concerts, movies, speakers, novelty acts, and many more which are open to ALL students at no cost. We would love to see you take advantage of these great opportunities and attend the events planned for you! 

Have a great idea for an event, speaker, or other program? Share it with us! Want to be more than an attendee? You can be a participant in the event planning process! UPB is staffed by students who coordinate booking, promoting, and producing programs for students. By joining UPB, students have the opportunity to determine performers, artists, and acts who will educate and entertain JMU students. Members receive the inside scoop on campus events and work as event coordinators who have a BLAST doing their job.

You’ll get the chance to work on exciting committees such as Media and Culture, Amplify, Spirit and Traditions, and Special Events. You will live, learn, and create memorable experiences for the JMU community while meeting a highly motivated, like-minded group of individuals.

The University Program Board Executive Council consists of 8 student directors, 5 student leadership team members, a graduate assistant, and a faculty/staff coordinator. Their responsibilities range from running films at the campus theater to putting on large scale student events such as concerts.

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