As a world-class research institution Penn is committed to helping our students create breakthroughs and new knowledge in their chosen fields. Organizations such as the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF) makes hands-on undergraduate research possible for our students. By demystifying the process by which Penn students identify, apply, and receive the research fellowships and grants that are right for them, CURF continues to help empower Penn students to be leaders in their field and change the world as undergraduates.
Learn more about academic research and CURF.
Connecting the University’s mission of civic outreach to the needs of neighboring communities, Penn’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships supports programming and course work that give Penn students opportunities to integrate learning and service. Of the 160 Academically Based Community Service (ABCS) courses that are offered through the Netter Center, around half are offered because Penn students work to identify community problems and are driven to find solutions.
Read more about the Netter Center and ABCS courses.
Penn's Civic Scholars program allows students who are leaders in the classroom the opportunity to engage with the City of Philadelphia and become leaders in the community they call home. Students who complete the four-year Civic Scholar experience earn a certification upon graduation and designation on their transcript.
Learn more about Civic Scholars.
Penn CASE is an award-winning community service student organization at the University of Pennsylvania that provides Consumer Assistance, Support & Education to Philadelphia residents and Penn students. Through communication, community outreach, and campus initiatives Penn CASE has helped over 5,000 Philadelphia residents.
Learn more about Penn CASE.
The nursing curriculum at the University of Pennsylvania is designed for students to get a holistic understanding of their future craft, while also getting as many hands-on experiences in the field of nursing as possible. Students begin their clinical rotations as early as their Sophmore year, alongside classes ranging from the history of nursing to experiential special-topics courses such as "Women and Incarceration."
Learn more about the Nursing Curriculum.
As a Nursing Science student, your academic experience will combine clinical experiences with an exceptional liberal arts and sciences foundation. Our students and graduates become leaders who shape the future of health care practice, policy, and research.
Live your passions at Penn—and find others who share them. Penn is home to over 450 student groups that cover everything from academics, the arts, community service, cultural groups, political groups, and recreational organizations. Can't find exactly what you want? Starting a club and creating a community is easy and accessible.