About SP2

The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) is the only school of its kind in the nation. SP2 is a national leader in combining interdisciplinary research and practice for the betterment of others. Through education, research, and civic engagement, the faculty & students of SP2 contribute to the advancement of more effective, efficient, and humane human services.

A School of Social Justice

A School of Social Justice

A School of Social Justice

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Information Sessions

Information Sessions

Information Sessions

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Graduate School Fairs

Graduate School Fairs

Graduate School Fairs

Admissions representatives will attend graduate recruitment fairs throughout the country and the world this fall. The schedule will be published in August.

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SP2 News

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Faculty & Research

Remembering Dr. Richard Gelles

It is with profound sadness that SP2 shares news of the passing of Dr. Richard Gelles. Dr. Gelles was diagnosed with...

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Alumni Stories

SP2 Grad Advocates for Philly’s LGBTQ Population

As policy fellow with Philadelphia’s Office of LGBT Affairs, Sayeeda Rashid of the School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2)...

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Student Life

June 25, 2020 Message to the SP2 Community

Dear SP2 Students and Alumni, A group of students and alumni has circulated an open letter and petition addressed to me,...

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Student Life

Philanthropy Class Provides $55K in Grants to Local Nonprofits Amid COVID-19 Crisis

As safety measures around the COVID-19 pandemic halted all on-campus activity at Penn, Doug Bauer and Greg Goldman— like many...

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