Types of Activities


  • CAPS provides orientations to a variety of populations on Penn's campus. This includes a virtual tour of CAPS' space, an introduction to CAPS' services, and a brief discussion around mental health and therapy.
  • CAPS also participates in campus-wide tabling events and resource fairs.
  • To request an orientation, fill out the OUTREACH REQUEST FORM (we will need at least 2 weeks notice).



  • A team of CAPS' clinicians run the I CARE training program, a gatekeeper training that aims to build a caring community that has the skills and resources to intervene in student stress, distress, and crisis.
  • To learn more about or to register for I CARE, go to CAPS' I CARE Training.

Student-led Groups

  • CAPS works closely with the CAPS Advisory Board, mental health advocacy groups, and student leaders on campus.
  • To learn more about student groups involved in mental health or to view a calendar of events, go to Penn Wellness.

Community & Liaison Partnerships

  • CAPS has an extensive liaison network across the Penn community to help to bridge consultation and conversation among various communities.
  • To learn more about our liaison system, please contact Dr. Batsirai Bvunzawabaya.


  • CAPS responds and provides support to individuals or groups affected by crises and traumatic events affecting the Penn community.


  • To learn more about preventative mental health strategies and resources, go to Self-care.

Contact Us:

Meeta Kumar, Ph.D, Director of Outreach and Prevention Services
Alaina Spiegel, Psy.D, Coordinator of Prevention programs