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.

AsW COLLECTIVE

Provides a space for SP2’s Asian American-, Native Hawaiian-, and Pacific Islander-identifying students to find community and pursue professional development opportunities.

Association of Black Social Workers

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

Youth Advocacy Project

The Youth Advocacy Project (YAP) brings together social work and law students to support young people charged as adults in the Philadelphia area.

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John L. Jackson, Jr.

Former SP2 dean John L. Jackson, Jr. named Penn’s next provost

University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill announced that John L. Jackson, Jr. — formerly dean of Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) from 2014 to 2018 — has […]

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Jisung Park

Climate inequality scholar Jisung Park joins SP2’s standing faculty

Contributing to a growing emphasis on climate justice at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), Dr. Jisung Park has joined the School’s standing faculty as an assistant professor. […]

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Yoosun Park headhot, landscape view

SP2’s Yoosun Park awarded 2023 Breul Prize for research on intersection of racism, Americanization, and social work

In recognition of a pioneering, in-depth analysis of the roles of racism and Americanization in the history of social work, SP2 Associate Professor Yoosun Park and co-author Professor Michael Reisch […]