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Greenfield Intercultural Center

One of Penn’s six cultural resource centers, the mission of the Albert M. Greenfield Intercultural Center (GIC) is to build community, create a sense of belonging, and foster intercultural understanding.

The Albert M. Greenfield Intercultural Center (GIC) was founded in 1984 to foster intercultural awareness and understanding. As an intercultural hub on campus we offer experiential courses, innovative programs and individual coaching and advising for students. The Center also supports many diverse student organizations such as the United Minorities Council, Penn Disability Advocates, Check One? and Natives at Penn. In partnership with Penn First, we launched the First Generation Low-Income (FGLI) program to support students who are the first in the family to attend college, and/or come from low socioeconomic backgrounds. You might come to Penn and decide that you want to learn more about yourself or get to know a community with which you are unfamiliar. Or, you may just want to unwind between classes and engage with students who have different experiences from yours.

GIC Commitments

  • We are committed to developing your sense of self-advocacy, self-awareness, and self-love.
  • We are committed to challenging you and others to reflect on our shared humanity.
  • We are committed to creating a space where you feel nurtured, and you can nurture others.
  • We are committed to empowering you to build intercultural leadership skills for an interconnected and global world.


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Our United Minorities Council (UMC) at a board retreat at Linvilla Orchards to kickoff the academic year!