Penn Global promotes, assists and coordinates international activities throughout the University of Pennsylvania.
Through Penn Abroad, Penn Global provides information to Penn undergraduates about semester and academic year study abroad and administering Penn Abroad programs. Consult the Penn Abroad website for a full listing of services and for comprehensive information regarding study abroad.
The Office of Student Affairs has responsibility for student activities and governance, University Life leadership programs, and campus-wide special events such as Family Weekend, Fall Festival, Homecoming, Spring Fling, Hey Day and Ivy Day.
Career Services helps Penn undergraduates and alumni define their career goals and take the steps necessary to achieve them by providing resources and services on career direction/assessment, employment and admission to graduate and professional schools through individual advising, career seminars, placement workshops, online job listings and alumni networks. (View Career Services' Marketing Your Liberal Arts Degree.)
The School of Arts and Sciences provides a wide range of support services and resources for student computing. See the SAS Computing website for details. Members of the Penn community are also advised to read the University's suggestions for protecting computers and information against hackers, viruses, and other threats.
Email: Students in the College receive an SAS email address which they forward to an outside provider such as PennLive, Gmail, Yahoo, etc. See SAS Computing for further information.
The Office of Student Conduct (OSC) is responsible for acting on behalf of the University in matters of student discipline. OSC deals with alleged instances of academic dishonesty and other student misconduct, in order to determine how best to resolve these allegations consistent with the goals and mission of the University as an educational and intellectual community.
It is the purpose of the student disciplinary system to further the educational mission of the University by resolving alleged violations of the Code of Student Conduct, the Code of Academic Integrity and other applicable policies regarding student behavior. There are numerous ways complaints about alleged student misconduct can be resolved. These include the formal disciplinary process as outlined in the Charter of the Student Disciplinary System, referral to the University Mediation Program and referral to other University resource offices.
Student Financial Services (SFS), part of Student Registration and Financial Services (SRFS), is located in Room 100 of the Franklin Building at 3451 Walnut Street. Visit the SFS website for comprehensive student financial information and use their self-service tool, askBen, to answer your questions 24/7. If you have registration questions, please visit the University Registrar’s website.
Student Financial Services is a central office to assist students and families with every aspect of managing the cost of education, including financial aid, payment option programs, billing, loan processing and financial counseling. See the website for information on specific programs, application processes, payment and credit options and links to outside scholarship searches.
The Ombudsman is available to assist students and other members of the University community who have unresolved disputes concerning academic matters, access to resources, use of authority, compensation equity, discrimination or interpersonal tensions. All interviews are confidential. The Ombudsman is concerned with safeguarding individual rights and promoting better channels of communication throughout the University. The Ombudsman is not an advocate for any one individual or group and is independent of all administrative offices. The Ombudsman is an advocate for fairness, adherence to University regulations, due process and personal responsibility.
The Division of the Vice Provost for University Life enhances the ability of Penn students and other Penn community participants to reach their fullest potential through diverse academic, personal and professional development experiences. Visit the website for information about life at Penn, including student communities, civic engagement, cultural resources and much more.
The goal of the Penn Violence Prevention collaborative is to not only ensure students have access to safe and effective resources, but to provide preventative education focused on building healthy relationships, understanding consent, reaching out to friends in need and being an active bystander.