Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Counseling and Psychological Services are for students of the University of Pennsylvania.  All counseling services are free and confidential. Counseling can help students in their adjustment to college life and help them learn to manage personal problems effectively. It can also help students learn strategies to cope with academic stress and develop self-awareness, personal responsibility, and skills for life-long learning.

Alcohol and Other Drug Program Initiatives

The mission of the Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Program Initiatives is to reduce harm related to alcohol and other drug use at the University of Pennsylvania. Key efforts focus on education, prevention and confidential, non-judgmental brief interventions for both individual Penn students and student groups.  In accordance with this mission, the office oversees policies, environmental management efforts and educational programs that encourage a safe and healthy campus environment for students.

Penn Violence Prevention

Penn Violence Prevention (PVP) aims to engage the Penn community in the prevention of sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking on campus. The goal is to not only ensure students have access to safe and effective resources, but to provide preventative education focused on building healthy relationships, understanding consent, reaching out to friends in need, and being an active bystander. Members of the Penn community can visit the Penn Violence Prevention website for more information about support and reporting options, and educational programs.

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Student Health Service

The mission of the Student Health Service is to promote the health and wellbeing of students of the University of Pennsylvania. The Student Health Service provides quality health care that is accessible, affordable, culturally sensitive and student-focused. The Student Health Service supports the academic mission of the University of Pennsylvania through teaching, mentoring, research and leadership.

For more information on health insurance, visit their
Insurance Information page.

For more informatino about Immunizations, visit their
Immunization Requirements page.


Office of Student Disabilities Services

The University of Pennsylvania welcomes students with disabilities and is committed to providing the same exceptional opportunities to all Penn students.  Policies and procedures have been developed to provide students with as much independence as possible and to promote self-advocacy.  Student Disabilities Services (SDS) works closely with students who self-identify in order to ensure equal access to all University programs activities and services.