For over 40 years, the Penn Women's Center has been active in promoting the rights of women on campus and beyond. The mission of the Penn Women's Center is to promote gender justice, and to empower, support, and advance personal and professional development for women and female-identified persons. The Penn Women's Center seeks to achieve this by sponsoring student groups, highlighting the work of women and female-identified persons, advocating on a wide range of issues, and providing confidential crisis and options counseling.
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The Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH) is a hub of academic, personal, and professional growth for University of Pennsylvania students interested in Asian American culture and the Asian American Diaspora. Through advising, leadership development, advocacy, social and cultural programming we expand student access to the University's resources.
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Penn's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Center increases the general Penn community's awareness, understanding, and acceptance of its sexual and gender minority members. The primary activities of the Center are outreach and education, supportive services for individuals and campus organizations, including network facilitation, and advocacy for sensitive, inclusive University policies and practices. Whether you are questioning your identity, in the process of coming out, proudly identify as LGBTQ+, or an ally, the Center is your space.
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La Casa Latina: Center for Hispanic Excellence is a crossroad of academic, personal, and professional growth for University of Pennsylvania students interested in Latinx and Latin American cultures. Through advising, leadership development, academic, social, and cultural programming, La Casa Latina expands access to the University's resources to help students achieve their fullest potential.
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Natives at Penn (NAP), founded in 1994, is a student organization representing Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native students on Penn's campus, which is on Lenape land. Undergraduate and graduate students meet with university faculty and staff to increase awareness of contemporary Indigenous issues, attend interschool events such as the All-Ivy Native Conference, attend events hosted by local tribes, and host Penn's Annual Powwow. NAP is a member of Penn's United Minorities Council, and is supported by the Albert M. Greenfield Intercultural Center (GIC).
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The Albert M. Greenfield Intercultural Center (GIC) is Penn's resource for enhancing students' intercultural knowledge, competency, and leadership through our programs, advising, and advocacy. The GIC also offers numerous courses for credit, programs, and services designed to engage students around diversity and enhance their cultural competency skills for the 21st century.
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Makuu: The Black Cultural Center is a nexus of academic, professional and personal growth for University of Pennsylvania students interested in Black culture and the African Diaspora. Through advising, leadership development, network facilitation, and cultural programming, we extend academic, social, and cultural support while expanding Penn's resources and enhancing our campus community.
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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.
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