All student organizations are required to (re)register at the start of the academic year with the Office of Student Affairs. Registration identifies the organization as active and permits them access to University resources with the ability to reserve space, use of electronic resources, use of the Penn name, access to potential funding sources, and permission to advertise themselves as a student-run organization at the University of Pennsylvania.
In alignment with the University of Pennsylvania’s Nondiscrimination Statement, student-run organizations are expected to uphold a commitment to non-discrimination. This means that these organizations will not engage in discriminatory practices based on factors such as race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class status. It is essential for student organizations to recognize the University’s dedication to providing academic, social, and recreational programs and services that are equally accessible to all, and as such, all student-run organizations are required to conduct themselves and their activities in accordance with this commitment.
Student organizations must fully comply with the University of Pennsylvania’s Antihazing Regulations, as outlined in the Pennbook. To ensure compliance, students are encouraged to thoroughly review the definition of hazing and the illustrative examples provided within the Antihazing Regulations. Additionally, it is vital for students to understand the potential consequences of violating these regulations, which may encompass University sanctions affecting both individuals and organizations, as well as potential legal ramifications under state law.
Student organizations are obligated to adhere to all policies and procedures established by the University of Pennsylvania. This includes, but is not limited to, the policies outlined in the Pennbook and the Code of Student Conduct. Furthermore, student organizations are expected to operate in compliance with all relevant local, state, and federal laws.
PennClubs, designed by Penn Labs, serves as the University’s official registration platform and student group management system. In collaboration with the Undergraduate Assembly(UA), the Student Activities Council(SAC) and the Office of Student Affairs, the platform was created to centralize resources and streamline communication for student groups.
Select the appropriate button below to (re)register your student organization. Full access to PennClubs requires pennkey authentication.
With over 600 registered clubs to choose from annually, student groups foster vital student interaction and offer countless opportunities for exploration, personal growth, and development of leadership, communication, and other invaluable skills. Select PennClubs below to search a list of registered student groups.