Penn is connected to and a part of the world around us. As our campus continues to be impacted by external events, these times are challenging for many in the Penn community. The University remains committed to supporting students, faculty, and staff.

This site brings together a variety of resources available to foster individuals’ safety and well-being, from University Life, Public Safety, and other campus offices. It also includes information about the Action Plan to Combat Antisemitism and the Presidential Commission on Countering Hate and Building Community.

As Interim President J. Larry Jameson wrote in a message to the community on April 22, 2024, “We are and must continue taking action that brings us together to meet the challenges of this time and to remain true to our educational purpose. We must also ensure that our campus stays safe, inclusive, and welcoming for everyone, regardless of background or ideology.”

University Messages

Updates, resources, and calls to action from Interim President J. Larry Jameson and other University leaders.

Free Speech FAQs

Guidance from a free speech expert and scholar and Penn’s Student Code of Conduct.

Community Resources

Penn has a robust network of campus resources for students, faculty, and staff impacted by events on and off campus. We are committed to supporting the health, safety, and well-being of the Penn community.

Final Reports

Jameson, shared  the final reports from both the University Task Force on Antisemitism and the Presidential Commission on Countering Hate and Building Community. Recommendations contained within these reports offer concrete guidance for actions Penn can and will take now, as well as aspirational goals that will inform our institutional priorities for the future. The reports are both reaffirming and complementary. They contain shared themes, such as affirming Penn’s values and clarifying University policies and reporting, and offer distinct ideas for building community, investing in research and scholarship, and supporting the student experience. 

Task Force Report Presidential Commission Report


Summer Safety at Penn

The Division of Public Safety (DPS) is committed to the safety and wellbeing of the Penn and West Philadelphia communities which we serve. As we enter the summer season on campus, we would like to provide a few safety reminders and a list of the many resources available. 

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