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Your physical and mental health is incredibly important. Penn is dedicated to ensure that you are well-supported in maintaining your overall health and well being, providing you access to counseling, medical care, well being initiatives, Penn Violence Prevention, and disability services.
There are Penn resources available to help you with your transition to the academic system and culture, as well as dedicated staff that can help guide you with your career search.
VPUL, the Division of the Vice Provost for University Life is home to many resource centers, ranging in missions from academic, cultural, and career, to health and wellness. Student organizations are the lifeblood of much activity on campus and provide many leadership and community opportunities.
Penn is a safe space. Penn's Division of Public Safety is ranked #1 in safety and security among higher education institutions, according to Security Magazine's Security 500 list. Penn Violence Prevention engages the Penn community in prevention of sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking on campus.
Penn has several resource centers dedicated to specific populations and cultures. The ARCH building is home to the Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH), The Center for Hispanic Excellence: La Casa Latina, and Makuu: The Black Cultural Center. Penn Women's Center and the Greenfield Intercultural Center are also great resources.