Services & Support

The Office of Student Services works closely with students to help make life at SP2 as satisfying and rewarding as possible. Some of the many programs and events we offer are:

  • New Student Orientation, when faculty, staff and current students greet and help prepare new students for life at Penn.
  • Student Organizations offer students the opportunity to organize around worthy causes, meet new people, and stay involved in School and campus life.
  • SP2 Fridays provide an opportunity for students, alumni and faculty to socialize, network and enjoy refreshments in a relaxed atmosphere.
  • Career fairs and Job Search Programs, offered in collaboration with Penn’s Career Services Office.
  • Deans/Student Leaders Meetings, in which students are invited to share their concerns and ideas with the Deans.
  • Student Affairs Fellows work with the Office of Student Services to share and provide feedback about their own student life experience and help with community-building and student support programming.
  • Self-care and Wellness Seminars and Activities, including mindfulness meditation, yoga, peer support and other tips and strategies for coping with stress and staying well.

At SP2 we strive to cultivate and nurture a culture of diversity and inclusion. Our students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities such as discussion groups, lectures and film nights that extend classroom learning about oppression and difference and raise awareness, understanding and respect for the intersectionality of race/ethnicity, gender, class, religion, sexuality, disability and other markers of difference.

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Center offers a wealth of resources. Other campus hubs and communities that offer support and resources to students include: The Center for Hispanic Excellence: La Casa Latina; Makuu: The Black Cultural Center; Pan-Asia American Community House; Penn Women’s Center; and Greenfield Intercultural Center.

Penn’s Graduate Student Center (GSC) is a comfortable place to lounge and meet other graduate students from around campus. The GSC offers a variety of activities and resources for graduate students, including new student orientation events, social activities and academic support resources.

We invite you to immerse yourself in School and campus life and take full advantage of the many opportunities that SP2 and Penn have to offer!

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

Find information regarding new student orientation.

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Commencement

Commencement

Commencement

Find information regarding commencement exercises.

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Career & Professional Development

Career & Professional Development

Career & Professional Development

The Career Services Office offers career advising, help with resume preparation, job search strategies, and techniques for marketing students' qualifications.

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MSW Licensure Exam Information

MSW Licensure Exam Information

MSW Licensure Exam Information

Graduating MSW students are eligible to register and take the LSW exam during their final (graduating) semester in Pennsylvania.

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Health

Health

Health

Find contact information for Student Health Services.

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Information Technology

Information Technology

Information Technology

Find information regarding information technology at SP2.

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Resources for SP2 Students

Resources for SP2 Students

Resources for SP2 Students

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