Resources for SP2 Students

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

To reserve space in the Caster Building lobby, please contact Jennifer Jones Clinkscales at

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 stipend that typically does not exceed $500. It is not intended to be used for tuition unless the student is on a registration hold. SP2 students must have current course enrollment within the semester that they are requesting emergency funding.

Students should apply using the online form. Final decisions will be communicated to the student via email within 3 days of receipt of the online request. The funds are disbursed as soon as possible, typically within a few days. Important: If there is a balance on the student’s Penn bursar account, disbursement of the emergency funds may be delayed.

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