Internal Links - University Colleagues

  • Vice Provost for University Life (VPUL): VPUL nurtures the interests and aspirations of Penn students through world-class services that effectively and efficiently foster the integration of students' intellectual, cultural, personal, recreational, social and leadership experiences.

  • Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Program Initiatives (AOD): The Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Program Initiatives provides comprehensive health promotion and prevention services for students addressing such issues as alcohol and other drug use. Alcohol and Other Drug Program Initiatives coordinates the work of the Drug and Alcohol Peer Advisors (DAPA), a student peer education group. The office staff are available to make referrals for brief intervention, harm-reduction services and referrals to other on-campus and off-campus services (i.e., AA/NA meetings, HIV testing, alcohol treatment services). Assistance is available by calling 215-573-3525. 
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): CAPS offers a wide range of services, including individual and group counseling and therapy, crisis intervention, structured workshops, psychological testing, medication reviews, and consultation. 

  • Office of Student Affairs (OSA): The Office of Student Affairs has responsibility for student activities and governance, student performing arts, the PennQuest and PENNacle pre-orientation programs, University Life leadership training programs, and campus-wide special events such as Family Weekend, "No Place Like Penn" Weekend, Homecoming, Spring Fling, Hey Day and Ivy Day. Let us help you get involved.

  • Office of Student Affairs/Fraternity Sorority Life (OSA/FSL): The Office of Student Affairs/Fraternity Sorority Life oversees the social well-being of the Greek system at Penn, along with acting as an agent for Greek houses through our Facilities Management department.

  • Office of Student Conduct (OSC): OSC is responsible for acting on behalf of the University in matters of student discipline. OSC deals with alleged instances of academic dishonesty and other student misconduct in order to determine how best to resolve these allegations consistent with the goals and mission of the University as an educational and intellectual community.

  • College Houses and Academic Services (CHAS): Penn's college houses are 12 unique undergraduate residences -- hubs of intellectual, social, and recreational activity. They stand at the center of the Penn undergraduate experience, bringing together undergraduates, faculty, staff and graduate students to form shared communities within the larger context of Penn's vibrant campus.

  • Student Health Services (SHS): SHS is the main medical source for the students of the University of Pennsylvania.
  • University of Pennsylvania Police Department (UPPD): The Division of Public Safety comprises four units: the Penn Police Department, the Fire and Occupational Safety Unit, the Special Services Unit, and the Security Services Unit. Additionally, we have contracted with three security partners, Allied Security, iXP Corp., and Security Services and Technologies (SST).

  • Off-Campus Living (OCL): OCL deals with all local housing arrangements off campus.

  • Provost's Office: The Provost's Office at Penn serves as the academic touchstone of the university, overseeing all academic policies and activities, setting a tone for the highest academic standards, and overseeing all 12 of Penn's schools.

  • President's Office

External Links - Research and Information

Alcohol Research Group and National Alcohol Research Center

Center for Education and Drug Abuse Research

Center for Science in the Public Interest - Alcohol News

Core Alcohol and Drug Survey

Go Ask Alice! -- Columbia University

Harvard School of Public Health: College Alcohol Study

Intoximeters Drink Wheel: Calculate BAC

NIAAA - College Drinking Prevention

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

National Institute on Drug Abuse

National Social Norms Resource Center

Office of National Drug Control Policy

Online Alcohol Screening

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

Center for the Advancement of Public Health: Creating a Strategic Plan

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration