Graduate and undergraduate students have a breadth of opportunities to lead and engage meaningfully with their community, directly impacting the student experience at Penn. Whether it’s Platt Performing Arts Center, Greek Life, six cultural and identity-based centers, Naval ROTC, student government, or one of the 800+ student clubs and organizations, University Life spaces play an integral role in the leadership and community building process.
Engagement & Leadership Departments
Penn Career Services was founded in 1926 and is the centralized career resource center for all Penn undergraduate students, graduate and professional students as well as postdocs. In total, the office serves approximately 27,000 current students and postdocs annually, in addition to alumni.
Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (OFSL) administers and oversees Penn’s Greek-letter fraternity and sorority system, including three governing councils (Intercultural Greek Council, InterFraternity Council, and Panhellenic Council), which are comprised of over 40 nationally recognized undergraduate fraternities and sororities.
Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps
Penn's Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) prides itself on its rich history and training program. With over sixty five years of experience, the Penn NROTC program seeks to train the most technically and tactically proficient officers to serve in the United States Navy and Marine Corps. Through hard work, perseverance, and leadership one can earn a commission into the world’s strongest navy.
Office of Student Affairs
The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) is a primary source of information and advice for students regarding campus co-curricular opportunities and resources. OSA advises and helps administer student activities and governance, the PENNacle pre-orientation program, University Life leadership training programs, and major campus-wide special events, including Spring Fling, Hey Day, and Ivy Day.
Penn Student Agencies
Penn Student Agencies (PSA) is a collection of entrepreneurial agencies - home of firstServices, Penn Visual Solutions, Corporate Services, and Williams Cafe. PSA's mission is to teach transferable skills and business management to Penn students by providing hands-on entrepreneurial experience outside the classroom, so that these students can be competitive in the job market and prepared for their post-graduation pursuits. The services are provided by students for students!
Platt Student Performing Arts House
Platt Student Performing Arts House provides administrative and production support, rehearsal, performance, and workspace to the member organizations of the Performing Arts Council (PAC). Platt also offers performance-related programming, pre-orientation programs, and training opportunities for the entire campus community, as well as provides opportunities for students to engage the greater Philadelphia community in arts.
Student Union @ Houston Hall
Student Union @ Houston Hall was built in 1896, making it the oldest student union building in the country. Today, this historic building remains the center of campus life - a place where students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests gather for social, recreational, educational and cultural activities.
Contact University Life
University Life Central Administration
3611 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6222