The Chaplain is the administrative officer of the University responsible to the Provost for the oversight and coordination of religious activities on the campus. The Chaplain supports the academic mission of the University by facilitating and encouraging initiatives concerned with the moral, ethical, and spiritual dimensions of university life.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Sensitive and confidential counseling services are available free to Penn students, including those exploring their gender or sexual identity, concerned about their sexual orientation or having difficulty in a relationship. Referral to other counseling services in the Philadelphia community is also available.
FGLI refers to first-generation, low-income, meaning, students who are the first in their families to go to college and/or who come from low-income households. The FGLI Program supports students’ academic, personal, and social transition needs while facilitating community-building and a sense of belonging.
Greenfield Intercultural Center (GIC)
The GIC serves as an intercultural resource by promoting institution-wide dialogues that raise awareness of the rich traditions and diversity within the Penn community while encouraging students to understand the importance of building a strong intercultural community.
La Casa Latina
La Casa Latina is a center devoted to developing greater awareness of Latino issues, culture and identity on Penn’s campus. The Center supports students through resources and services that foster the integration of their academic, social, cultural and community service activities to enrich their Penn experience.
Makuu creates resources for students by serving as a cultural hub for activities, activism and personal, professional and academic growth to increase students retention and connections to the Penn community. The center supports all students, with emphasis on students of African descent, by sustaining a common ground to discuss issues, advise students and their organizations and implement programs.
Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH)
PAACH is the University’s central resource for advising Asian American and Pacific Islander students, student organizations and their activities. As a center with an educational mission, PAACH works with its academic partner, the Asian American Studies Program (ASAM), to provide co-curricular events focusing on research, culture, history, politics and social issues.
Penn Violence Prevention
Penn Violence Prevention is a collaborative program managed by the Director of Sexual Violence Prevention and Education, housed in the Division of the Vice Provost of University Life. PVP aims to engage the Penn community in the prevention of sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking on campus.
Penn Women’s Center
The Penn Women’s Center (PWC) mission is to understand and address the continuing and evolving needs of women on Penn’s campus. Established in 1973 in response to women’s safety issues, it aids the University in ensuring women’s concerns are addressed and provides advising, advocacy, counseling/case management, crisis education programs, outreach policy development, support to campus women’s groups and networking opportunities. The PWC maintains a strict confidentiality policy with regard to individuals it counsels and advises.
Wellness at Penn
Wellness at Penn is dedicated to caring for students during their academic journey while creating a campus-wide community of care. Their team is committed to offering a wide range of opportunities to access support, clinical resources, and practical tools to meaningfully engage with one's health and wellbeing, providing access to counseling, student/public health, and wellbeing services.