VPUL enhances the ability of Penn students and other community participants to reach their fullest potential through diverse academic, personal, and professional development experiences. VPUL is home to numerous other resources and centers, from academic and career support to campus activities, health and wellness programs to community engagement.
The Office of Student Affairs has responsibility for student activities and governance, University Life leadership programs, and campus-wide special events such as Family Weekend, Homecoming, Spring Fling, Hey Day and Ivy Day. Visit the OSA Calendar of Events.
The Assembly of International Students is a student group at the University of Pennsylvania that is run and represented by students of global backgrounds, whether international or not. AIS organizes activities including International Student Orientation, mentorship programs, social events, conferences and alumni networking events, and the Student Ambassador Program.
The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center is a home for sexual and gender minorities and their allies at Penn. Not only does The LGBT Center offer peer mentorships, tons of space to study and socialize, and a calendar full of events, they are also a social and political hub for the queer community on campus, hosting over 25 undergraduate and graduate student groups. Check out iQueer, a special section of the LGBT Center Website for LGBT students with international backgrounds.