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At Penn GSE, your academic development will be framed by themes that permeate your graduate experience. Student Services offers guidance and support in navigating your educational journey.
As a community of scholars and practitioners, we unite through different organizations to enact our shared values and responsibilities. We value the uniqueness of people and perspectives, and we celebrate people’s differences, talents, and abilities through international gatherings and cultural celebrations. Ultimately, we are bound together by our community-wide events.
At left: Penn GSE Students enjoying the Penn GSE Hollywood Night Formal.
We acknowledge that physical and emotional health are important and affect our ability to engage productively in our work. In addition to the four fitness centers on campus, Penn also provides psychological services and campus health programs such as massage therapy, weekly meditations, and the Healthy Food Truck initiative for a wholistic approach to wellness.
A student in the Penn GSE Urban Teaching Apprenticeship Program goes for a bike ride with a child from Neighborhood Bike Works.
At the Graduate Student Center and through GSE Student Government, we invest in and contribute to the future of the university and the profession. We strive for professional excellence by establishing and using our best efforts to achieve high expectations.
At left: Students & faculty welcome guests to the Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Recruitment Weekend.
We define integrity as acting according to the values, beliefs and principles we hold; it is how we respond if we are faced with a moral dilemma when no one is watching. It is also being aware of actions that constitute violations of the Student Codes of Conduct and understanding the role of the Office of Student Conduct on campus. With the help of our Academic Integrity Guide, we commit to maintaining strong morals by understanding how to collaborate on research and acknowledge our sources responsibly.
Penn GSE student Grace Player participates in a crowdfunded initiative to teach students at the
St. Thomas Aquinas Center in South Philadelphia to read critically and analyze issues.