Penn prides itself that it continues to carry on the principles and spirit of its founder, Benjamin Franklin. Franklin's practical outlook, combined with his entrepreneurship, innovation, invention, outreach, and pragmatic love of knowledge, has remained a driving force in the University's development.
Office of Student Life
The Office of Student Life, a department within the Division of University Life, serves as a primary source of information and advice about co-curricular opportunities and resources. Staff members assist students in becoming involved in campus life, conduct leadership development programs, provide continuity for organizations from year to year, manage organizational finances, educate students about University policies, mediate disputes, advise event planners, and help students put classroom learning into practice through the techniques of experiential education. A full list of services provided by the Office is available.