Harness your passions, connect with peers, and build your community.
Student organizations at the School of Social Policy & Practice provide a world of opportunity for students to expand and enhance their SP2 experience through advocacy, service, and practice. They are also a hub for social and educational activities that span the entire Penn community.
All students who support a group are welcome to join.
SP2 Student Government
The student governance organization responsible for funding many SP2 organizations and events.
ASIAN CULINARY CULTURE CLUB
Offering a captivating journey into the world of Asian culinary traditions.
Association of Black Social Workers
Committed to empowering people of African ancestry and enhancing their quality of life through advocacy, service delivery, and research.
Provides a space for SP2’s Asian American-, Native Hawaiian-, and Pacific Islander-identifying students to find community and pursue professional development opportunities.
STUDENTS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADVOCACY
Social advocacy to support people impacted by the criminal-legal system and to elicit lasting systemic change.
Youth Advocacy Project
The Youth Advocacy Project (YAP) brings together social work and law students to support young people charged as adults in the Philadelphia area.
Faculty & Research
Dr. Jennifer Prah delivers 2023 McAuley Oration in Global Health
Dr. Jennifer Prah, the Amartya Sen Professor of Health Equity, Economics, and Policy at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), delivered the annual McAuley Oration in Global Health at the Otago Global Health Institute’s 15th Annual Conference in Dunedin, New Zealand.
ALUMNI Q&A | Kerry Doyle, DSW ’22
SP2 alumna Kerry Doyle, DSW, MSSW, is an associate professor of practicum education at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. She is a licensed independent clinical social worker interested in trauma sensitive mindfulness interventions in the school setting, compassion fatigue among educators, and trauma responsive interventions.
SP2 expands practical experience for MSW students through simulation curriculum
With the support of SP2 Dean Sara S. Bachman, simulations were recently expanded beyond the MSW Program’s second-year clinical courses so that they are now also part of the second-year macro practice courses as well as the first-year curriculum. The exercises provide space for students to grow and gain experience outside the parameters of more traditional settings.