The Division of the Vice Provost for University Life enhances students' ability to reach their fullest potential through diverse academic, personal, and professional development experiences in support of the Penn compact. VPUL is the University's foremost provider of student services and education access.
Penn Global Activities Registry is Penn’s central resource for collecting information about the travel plans and activities of faculty, staff, and students preparing to travel abroad for academic, educational, extracurricular, clinical, research, or University business purposes.
STUDENT GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES →
Student Grievance Procedures are mandated by Federal Law, which requires the University to designate an employee to coordinate its compliance with certain laws. The University is also required to have procedures for the resolution of student and employee grievances alleging violations of these laws. Any student who feels that he or she has been discriminated against by an individual or office acting for the University, or that the University is not in compliance with federal law, should take his or her complaint to:
The Office of the Ombudsman is an independent, confidential, informal, and neutral resource available to the Penn community for the resolution of conflicts and the mediation of disputes.
The Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs provides central leadership and support for the University's efforts to achieve an educational and work environment that is diverse in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran status, interests, perspectives, and socioeconomic status.
University Mediation Program helps Penn students who are involved in a personal dispute (for example, a relationship, house mate, or group conflict) resolve the conflict by using a variety of conflict resolution tools, including mediation.
The Office of Student Conduct is responsible for acting on behalf of the University in matters of student discipline.