Apply to be an Eco-Rep! Paid positions available for 2017-18

Interested in environmental issues? Want to make a difference amongst your peers? Penn Eco-Reps is now taking applications for next year’s student cohort. Eco-Reps are paid employees for Penn’s Sustainability Office and have the opportunity to develop projects focused on improving the environmental footprint of Penn communities. Working directly with Penn’s Sustainability Office and other campus stakeholders, Eco-Reps will work in small groups to design, pilot, and evaluate environmental projects throughout the year. Eco-Reps will serve as sustainability ambassadors to the University and participate in educational outreach activities focused on making positive environmental impact towards Penn’s Climate Action Plan.


Applications to the 2017-18 Eco-Reps program are due by Monday, April 3rd, and the pay rate for the position is $10 per hour. Work-study eligible students are preferred, but not required.Apply here

Be a Move-In Green Volunteer!

If you’re interested in coming back to campus early in August, talking to students about sustainability opportunities, and receiving free early move-in privileges (on-campus housing) and dining dollars, then you should consider applying to be a Move-In Green volunteer! It’s a fun way to start your year and get back into the campus spirit during NSO. Applications are online here and the deadline to apply is Sunday, April 9th.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities for the Spring Semester

Below are descriptions of several grant opportunities available for undergrads this Spring.  More information and additional grants may be found on our website at:

March 12  Mazzatenta Award – summer research/internship for rising Junior and Senior Women (COL only)

March 12  Hassenfeld Social Impact Research Grant – social impact research or internship funding (COL only)

March 13  College Alumni Society Research Grant – general to any field (COL only)

March 13  Class of 1971 Holtz Grant – general to any field - primarily for non-College students

March 13  Penn Undergraduate Climate Action Grants – any area of sustainability research

March 13  Jumpstart for Juniors: juniors from any school—new to research OR continuing project –please note that the Provost is eager to use this opportunity to engage students who have not yet participated in significant research as an undergraduate so students should not be intimidated by this application; they may rely heavily on faculty help during the submission process

March 13  Gelfman International Summer Fund – Juniors from any school for research abroad

March 31  Hoesley Digital Literacy Fellows – provides hands-on technology training

March 31  Seltzer Family Digital Media Award – to purchase hardware or technology for research


CAPS Offers Anxiety Workshop Series

Brain, Heart, Courage

CAPS is offering three workshops to help you develop skills for managing anxiety. Registration is required- use this link:

Anxiety Workshop Series

What's Happening On Campus

There’s always something happening on campus.

Here are a few places you could go to get started on getting involved!


Interested in Doing Research?

Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships -


Interested in Global Citizenship?

Perry World House -


Interested in Diversity?

Greenfield Intercultural Center -


Interested in Sustainability?

Kleinman Center for Energy Policy -

Penn Green Campus Partnership -


Interested in Social Engagement?

Civic House -


Welcome To New College House

Welcome to New College House, Penn's first College House built for the 21st century!

We are Scholars. Celebrating the ‘Life of the Mind’ is a key element of our community. Faculty Director Cam Grey and House staff will facilitate a variety of opportunities for residents to learn about research practices, connect with academic leaders and explore intellectual topics.

We are Sustainable. The University of Pennsylvania is committed to ensuring a sustainable future by making environmentally mindful decisions in the present. Staff and students will learn about ways to promote a healthy world environment, economy and society while celebrating our LEED Silver Certified home.

We are Citizens. Participating in our world entails collaboration, compromise, and community involvement. Graduate Associates and Resident Advisors will bring students together through numerous activities to help forge supportive relationships while learning about our local and global world.


New College House Staff