Resources for SP2 Students

Access the Penn Directory

Reserve a Room for Meetings

To reserve a room in the Caster Building (including the Lobby area), please review the information and fill out the form on this page.

Click here to reserve a room at the Graduate Student Center.

Start a New Student Group

SP2 offers a variety of student organizations funded by the SP2 Student Government. If you’re interested in starting a new student group, Visit this link for more information. To start a student group you need to have a least a chair, a finance chair and a faculty/staff advisor. If you have additional questions, email the SP2 Student Government at sp2gov@gmail.com.

Student Emergency Funds

The Howard Arnold Sustainability Fund is an emergency fund to help students who encounter unexpected and temporary financial hardship. The fund may be used for financial emergencies related to necessities such as housing, food, medication, transportation to school/internship, books, field placement or internship-related incidentals. This is a one-time award that typically does not exceed $500. It is not intended to be used for tuition unless the student is on a registration hold.

Students should apply by completing this form. The funds are generally disbursed as soon as possible after an award determination has been made, typically within three to five business days.

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.

Established December 2020. The purpose of the ABSW Fund is to provide emergency financial support to a student at the School who needs assistance with unexpected, unforeseen, or unavoidable emergency expenses due to accident, illness, death in a family, need for immediate short-term housing, etc. Each application for emergency support shall be considered individually by the School, and awards will be made through the Financial Aid Office consistent with its current policies. In keeping with the University’s educational policy of promoting and retaining a diverse student body, the Donor desires that in making awards, consideration be given to Black applicants, so long as such consideration is necessary and appropriate in keeping with the School’s goal of obtaining educational benefits by promoting student body diversity.

Students should apply using the online form.

Student should exhaust all financial aid options before applying for emergency funds.

Grants are typically capped at $500; however, higher awards are considered in extreme situation. The funds are generally disbursed as soon as possible after an award determination has been made, typically within three to five business days.

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.

Students experiencing an immediate financial emergency impacting their housing or health should contact Student Intervention Services right away.

Graduate & Professional Student Emergency Fund

https://gsc.upenn.edu/grad-emergency-grant

Penn Library Computer Loan

https://guides.library.upenn.edu/computingindex/computing/public/laptops

SP2 IT Department

sp2help@sp2.upenn.edu

Furniture

http://uhurufurniturephilly.blogspot.com/

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