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Student Life

From living and working in one of America’s cradles of liberty to our landmark mentorship program for incoming students, learn all about life at SP2.

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Student Organizations

Student organizations at SP2 enhance and expand students’ educational opportunities through advocacy, service, and practice.


April Ivey

SP2 students and faculty research prevalence of depression among low-income women

The importance of addressing depression among low-income women in multiple contexts is a theme of recent research by April Ivey, GRS’22, Professor Jacqueline Corcoran, and others at Penn’s School of […]


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SP2 professor, geriatric mental health expert advances training to prepare social workers for an aging population

A new research study demonstrates the value of simulation-based learning for social work students, specifically those preparing to work with older adults. Published by Professor Zvi Gellis of Penn’s School […]


Roberta Iversen

SP2 professor, workforce development expert, examines labor market’s past and proposes innovative future of work

In the midst of the Great Resignation and an ongoing conversation about the future of work, the new book “What Workers Say: Decades of Struggle and How to Make Real […]