Student Organizations

Student organizations at SP2 enhance and expand students’ educational opportunities through advocacy, service, and practice. In addition to supporting members in their academic pursuits, groups also plan social and educational activities for the broader SP2 and Penn communities.

Student Government

Student Government

Student Government

The SP2 Student Government is the student governance organization for the School of Social Policy & Practice.

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Asians for Justice

Asians for Justice

Asians for Justice

The mission of Asians for Justice is to provide a space for Asian students at SP2 to process their
intersectional identities through community building and facilitated discussions.

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Association of Black Social Workers

Association of Black Social Workers

Association of Black Social Workers

ABSW is committed to enhancing the quality of life and empowering people of African ancestry through advocacy, human services delivery, and research.

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Collectivist

Collectivist

Collectivist

Collectivist is a journal comprised of thoughts, reflections, case studies, and other academic work intended to express the collective consciousness of SP2.

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Hispanic/Latino Alliance for Change and Equity

Hispanic/Latino Alliance for Change and Equity

Hispanic/Latino Alliance for Change and Equity

HACE educates and engages the Penn community about issues that affect the Hispanic and Latino community in Philadelphia, nationally, and globally.

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The Jewish Social Work Alliance

The Jewish Social Work Alliance

The Jewish Social Work Alliance

JSWA strives to create a Jewish Community at SP2 through social events and create awareness of the various challenges that face the Jewish community.

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QSP2

QSP2

QSP2

QSP2 is a group created to represent gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ) Social Work students and their allies.

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Social Work Advocates for Immigrant and International Rights

Social Work Advocates for Immigrant and International Rights

Social Work Advocates for Immigrant and International Rights

SWAIIR is a community working together to build up our community, locally and globally.

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SP2 Quaker Peer Recovery

SP2 Quaker Peer Recovery

SP2 Quaker Peer Recovery

Quaker Peer Recovery provides an empowering environment where students living in, or seeking, long-term recovery from quality of life concerns can realize their goals.

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SP2 Self-Care & Recreation

SP2 Self-Care & Recreation

SP2 Self-Care & Recreation

This is a resource for fostering a sense of community and well-being through self-care, social, and recreational activities in a body-positive, all ability, and all skill environment.

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United Community Clinic

United Community Clinic

United Community Clinic

The United Community Clinic (UCC) is a free treatment and assessment clinic for the East Parkside Community of West Philadelphia.

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VOCAL

VOCAL

VOCAL

VOCAL (Visioning Our Collective Alternative Liberation) SP2 seeks to facilitate students’ exploration of various criminal justice issues.

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Women in Social Policy (WISP)

Women in Social Policy (WISP)

Women in Social Policy (WISP)

WISP promotes the work and careers of women in social policy and advances understanding of issues at the intersection of gender and social policy.

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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...

Sayeeda Rashid

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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