Wellness and Mental Health Resources at Penn

This page helps you navigate Penn's professional, academic, peer, and cultural resources available to all students. Please click the link below to drop down to each category

Professional Resources

Counseling and Professional Services (CAPS)

CAPS offers confidential free, professional mental health services to help students learn to manage stress and situational crises, develop self-awareness, and succeed overall at Penn and in life. Students can attend workshops, make appointments, and reach emergency clinicians everyday including nights, weekends, and holidays.

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3624 Market Street, 1st Floor West; Main and After Hours: 215-898-7021; Emergency: 215-573-3333


Division of Public Safety

The Division of Public Safety (DPS) works to enhance the quality of life, safety, and security of the University of Pennsylvania community. DPS also offers self-defense courses, walking escort services, and property registration for bicycles or electronic equipment. 

4040 Chestnut Street; General Information: 215-898-7297; Emergency: 215-573-3333; Call 511 from any campus phone


Student Health Service (SHS)

Student Health Service is a full-service primary care center providing accessible, cost-effective, and customer-focused health care designed to meet student needs. This includes care for acute and chronic health problems, preventative health services, and health and wellness education. SHS works closely in collaboration with the departments in the University Life Division, and with colleagues in the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

3535 Market Street, Suite 100; Main: 215-746-3535


Campus Health

Campus Health is the public health office of Student Health Service. Campus Health seeks to improve health and well-being across campus through health policy, health education, and disease surveillance and prevention. Campus Health provides stress reduction workshops, yearly Flu Clinics, and nutrition information for all students. Click here for more Campus Health programs available to Penn students.

3535 Market Street, Suite 100; Main: 215-746-3535; Follow @HealthyPenn


Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Program Initiatives 

The Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Program Initiatives works to reduce harm related to alcohol and other drug use at Penn. Resources include Drug and Alcohol Peer Advisors, facts about alcohol and drug use, and First Step/Group First step meetings.

3611 Locust Walk, 3rd Floor; Main: 215-573-3525


Student Intervention Services (SIS)

The Student Intervention Services (SIS) team provides support, advocacy, and intervention to all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students at Penn. SIS works with campus resources to ensure that students in crisis receive coordinated services that enable their personal and academic success.  

3611 Locust Walk, 215-898-6081

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Academic Resources

Marks Family Writing Center

The Marks Family Writing Center provides writing support to Penn students and faculty across the disciplines. The Center helps with any aspect of the writing process including: topic brainstorming, organizing lenghty papers, revising a paper, and teaching students how to make their writing more powerful and engaging. 

3808 Walnut Street; Main: 215-573-2729


Student Disabilities Services

Student Disabilities Services (SDS) works closely with students who self-identify in order to ensure equal access to all University programs, activities, and services.SDS helps with academic accomodationsnavigating Penn's campus, and support during temporary injuries. 

Stouffer Commons, Suite 300, 3702 Spruce Street; Main: 215-573-9235


Tutoring Center

The Tutoring Center offers students a variety of options to supplement their academic experience. Tutorials are offered in several formats; individual sessions at Satellite Tutoring Center locations, private tutorials, student-led workshops, and review sessions.

220 South 40th Street, Suite 260; Main: 215-898-8596


Weingarten Learning Resource Center

The Weingarten Learning Resources Center provides academic support services and programs for all students at Penn. Weingarten provides professional consultant services in academic reading and writing, study strategies, and time management.

Stouffer Commons, Suite 300, 3702 Spruce Street; Main: 215-573-9235


Career Services 

Career Services helps Penn students define and achieve their career goals through counseling, programs, and other resources, and strengthens the ties of alumni, employers, and post-graduate institutions to Penn. Resources include interview preparation, career fairs and exploration, and resume and cover letter advice.

3718 Locust Walk; Main: 215-898-7531

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Peer Resources

Penn Benjamins

Penn Benjamins is an organization run by students, for students. Penn Benjamins offer short-term, confidential peer listening and referrals to any member of the Penn undergraduate community. (Please note, peer counselors are not licensed professionals. Penn Benjamins works closely with CAPS, but is an independent student group.)

Main: 484-483-3551; Email: pennbenjamins@gmail.com


Reach a Peer (RAP) Helpline

The Reach-A-Peer Helpline provides peer support, information, and referrals to all students of the University of Pennsylvania every night from 9 pm to 1 am.

Main: 215-573-2727

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Cultural Resources

Greenfield Intercultural Center

The Albert M. Greenfield Intercultural Center is Penn's resource for enhancing student's intercultural knowledge, competency, and leadership through our programs, advising, and advocacy.

3708 Chestnut Street; Main: 215-898-3358


Penn Global/International Student Scholar Services (ISSS)

Penn Global and ISSS provide immigration expertise and services to Penn's international students. Each international student at Penn has a designated ISSS advisor as a go-to resource for immigration questions. 

3701 Chestnut Street; Main: 215-387-5125 ext. 6540


Penn Hillel

Penn Hillel is the center of Penn's Jewish life on campus. Provides kosher dining optionsholiday resources and services, and over 25 Jewish student groups to engage Jewish students on campus.The professional staff is also available for personal and religious counseling.

215 S. 39th Street; Main: 215-898-7391


La Casa Latina

La Casa Latina promotes greater awareness of Latino/a issues, culture, and identity at Penn. Includes programs to support and connect students such as UNIDOS MentorshipFreshman Fuerza, and community service opportunities.

3601 Locust Walk; Main: 215-746-6043


LGBT Center

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center at Penn supports Penn lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students. Provides outreach through workshops, discussion groups, speakers, and co-sponsors several major events throughout the academic year, such as QPenn and "Orientation" Orientation. It advocates within the University on behalf of LGBT people and offers confidential support and assistance to those experiencing harassment or discrimination.

3907 Spruce Street; Main: 215-898-5044


Makuu

Makuu is the Black Cultural Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Makuu provides student resource advisingprogram support, and help navigating the challenges as students maximize their Penn exeperience. 

3601 Locust Walk; Main: 215-573-0823


Penn Newman Center

The Penn Newman Center fosters a Catholic community and presence on campus. Provides Sunday Mass schedules, daily rosary and vespers options, and mass in different languages. Also offers community service opportunities, spiritual mentoring, and retreats.

3720 Chestnut Street; Main: 267-787-5000


Office of the Chaplain/ The Spiritual & Religious Life Center

The Chaplain is the administrative officer of the University responsiblefor the oversight and coordination of religious activities on the campus.The Chaplain’s Office develops programming designed to improve interfaith understanding and to build meaningful, collaborative relationships across religious difference. Committed to service, the Office of the Chaplain can connect students to initiatives in partnership with faith and community based organizations across the city of Philadelphia. Staff are available to students for pastoral support, guidance, or informal advising and counseling

240 Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street; Main: 215-898-8456


Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH)

The Pan-Asian American Community House celebrates South Asian, East Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander cultures at Penn. Through advising, leadership development, advocacy, social and cultural programming, PAACH expand student access to University resources.

3601 Locust Walk, Suite G22; Main: 215-746-6046


Penn Women's Center

The Penn Women's Center promotes gender justice at Penn and beyond. The Center sponsors programs on career development, stress managementparentingviolence prevention, and health and wellness.

3634 Locust Walk; Main: 215-898-8611

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