Shaping the Penn Student Experience
The Division of the Vice Provost for University Life ("University Life") fosters the memorable activities, leadership opportunities, and supportive communities that help Penn students learn, grow, and reach their fullest potential.
Gifts to University Life's core priorities impact the life of every student by supporting the diverse academic, personal, professional, civic, and cultural experiences that define students' lives at Penn.
University Life Opportunities
University Life General Fund: This fund gives University Life leadership unrestricted flexibility to address pressing needs, meet unexpected challenges, and pursue new initiatives that benefit Penn students.
University Life Leadership Development Fund: This fund supports programs across the division that help students grow personally and intellectually, and develop the integral skills to navigate an increasingly diverse and complex world.
University Life Civic & Cultural Engagement Fund: This fund serves to create opportunities that promote the free interchange of ideas; demographic, socioeconomic, and intellectual diversity; and active engagement in the greater Philadelphia, state, national, and international communities.
University Life Academic, Career, & Wellness Fund: Benefitting health and wellness programming and initiatives that promote student excellence in the classroom, this fund also benefits programs and initatives that promote success in achieving professional goals.
University Life College Access & Retention Fund: This fund promotes efforts to diversity higher education by identifying and supporting low-income, underrepresented, and first-generation students.
Gifts can be also be made to individual University Life departments focused on:
Cultural and Intellectual Resources
Academic Services and Support
Health and Wellness
Equity and Access
Other Experiential Opportunities
Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships (CURF)
Kelly Writers House
Weiss Tech House
For more information about the various groups and centers that enhance the student experience at Penn, please visit the Vice Provost for University Life website.