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student organizations

Harness your passions, connect with peers, and build your community.

Student organizations at the School of Social Policy & Practice provide a world of opportunity for students to expand and enhance their SP2 experience through advocacy, service, and practice. They are also a hub for social and educational activities that span the entire Penn community.

SP2 Student Government

The student governance organization responsible for funding many SP2 organizations and events.

Asians for Justice

Provides a space for SP2’s Asian students to process their intersectional identities through community building and facilitated discussions.

Association of Black Social Workers

Committed to empowering people of African ancestry and enhancing their quality of life through advocacy, service delivery, and research.

Hispanic/Latino Alliance for Change and Equity

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

The Jewish Social Work Alliance

JSWA builds awareness of the various challenges that face the Jewish community and strives to foster community and connection.


Represents gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ) Social Work students and their allies.

Social Work Advocates for Immigrant and International Rights

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

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.

SP2 Self-Care & Recreation

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.

Trans Student Union

Creating space for support, advocacy, and affirmation of trans, GNC, non-binary, and gender questioning students’ experiences within SP2.

United Community Clinic

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


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

Women in Social Policy

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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Exploring Racism’s Health Impact in a VA Renal Clinic

A study of Black patients at a Veterans Affairs renal clinic investigated how structural racism impacted their lives and experience being treated for chronic kidney disease. “One of the things […]


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2022 Social Policy & Practice Awards

Congratulations to this year’s Social Policy & Practice award winners. The following individuals will be recognized for their outstanding achievements at SP2 Commencement on Saturday, May 14th, 2022. School of Social […]


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Stuart Weitzman Speaker Series in High Impact Philanthropy Presents Inaugural Event

On April 28, 2022, Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) is proud to present Designing a Life: Community, history, and why I give. Free and open to the Penn community, the […]