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Student Life

We offer students endless opportunity to make connections, explore interests, and access the resources they need to thrive.

Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a diverse and dynamic city ripe with opportunity for students pursuing careers in social work and social policy.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Now and throughout our history, the School of Social Policy & Practice has been dedicated to the principles of anti-racism, anti-oppression, intersectionality, inclusion, diversity, and social justice.

Career & Professional Development

Your first stop for information and tools around every aspect of the career development process, from networking and mentoring to applying for jobs and accepting offers.

SP2 Mentor Collective

The SP2 Mentor Collective creates one-on-one connections between students and SP2 alumni mentors.

Health & Wellness

At SP2, we are committed to ensuring the physical, mental, and social well-being of every student.

Academic and Writing Support

Our tutors and staff support students in academic writing and editing, and we provide a range of services for students with disabilities.

Libraries

SP2 offers a range of different library resources, and students have access to Penn’s entire library network.

Student Organizations

Learn more about opportunities to engage with SP2’s student government, clubs, and other extracurricular organizations and activities.

Information technology

Find information about PennKey, email, Microsoft Office 365, Zoom, and other platforms used by SP2 students.

On-campus Housing

Penn Residential Services provides information and guidelines for graduate students interested in taking advantage of the University’s on-campus housing. 

Off-campus Housing

Discover best practices, guidelines, and tools for researching and applying for off-campus housing in and around Philadelphia.

Emergency funds for students

Howard Arnold Sustainability Fund

Important: if a student is currently aided up to budget (the total cost of attendance: tuition, fees, and living expenses) the emergency fund award will reduce a portion of aid currently provided and will not be received in the form of a refund. If this is the case, students will need to complete a budget increase request form and receive an approval, in order to receive an actual refund. In addition, if there is a balance owed on a student’s Penn bursar account, the emergency funds may be delayed or absorbed by the balance due on the account.

Association of Black Social Workers Student Emergency Fund

Important: If a student is currently aided up to budget (the total cost of attendance: tuition, fees, and living expenses) the emergency fund award will reduce a portion of aid currently provided and will not be received in the form of a refund. If this is the case, students will need to complete a budget increase request form and receive an approval, in order to receive an actual refund. In addition, if there is a balance owed on a student’s Penn bursar account, the emergency funds may be delayed or absorbed by the balance due on the account.

Additional Financial Resources

SP2 students facing financial hardship can also access these resources:

Contact Us

Student Resources & Support

Bryanna Bonner, MA

Associate Director of Student Affairs

215 898 5503

bryannab@sp2.upenn.edu