The graduate student government
of the school of arts & sciences
SASgov is a representative student government body for graduate students in all departments of Penn's School of Arts & Sciences. With our understanding for the needs of the graduate student body across SAS, we enact policies to address concerns in academic life, and beyond. We also fund individuals and groups in their pursuits within the Penn community and for their own academic benefit outside of the Penn community. Lastly, SASgov hosts a series of social events to foster networking and connection among our student body.
Get involved with SASgov to explore opportunities and engage with your peers!
Contact to learn more.
Covid-19 Emergency Fund
Applications Open April 24 - May 15 2020
The COVID-19 Emergency Fund, provided by the Provost and GAPSA, will support full- and part-time graduate and professional students who have incurred unexpected expenses directly related to the COVID disruptions of the semester, including moving and travel costs and other urgent needs as appropriate.
More information is here:
Applications NOW CLOSED
Full-time graduate and professional students who demonstrate financial need may apply for grants (up to $500) related to technology needs (such as hardware and internet service)required to remotely conduct research, take courses, or teach courses during the Spring 2020 semester. Grants can be used to fund technology that is still needed or has already been purchased.
Questions? Email Meredith Wooten at email@example.com.
Grant requests will be reviewed by staff at SFS and the Graduate Student Center.
Feedback and reporting
Graduate Students can use the feedback form for Graduate Groups to provide feedback on your academic experiences this semester. Graduate Groups are periodically reviewed by the Graduate Council of the Faculties (GCF) in order to recommend any changes. If you have questions about the Graduate Group review process, contact the Vice Provost for education at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-898-7225.
Student Health Services
Clinical staff are ready to speak with you about your health concerns. Call 215-746-3535
You can find more information about their services here:
Stay informed: for the most up-to date information on University guidance and operations
Counseling & Psychological Services
CAPS continues to support students through individual and group counseling. You can find more information here:
Call 215-898-7021 and press 2 to speak to the front desk, or press 1 to talk to a clinician.
There are also a series of virtual workshops that range from mindfulness to yoga.
Grad Ben Talks 2020
Friday February 21, 2020
Grad Ben Talks is an afternoon of TED Talk-style presentations by Penn Arts and Sciences graduate students representing the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and the Professional Master's programs.
Deadline: Submit an abstract to participate by Friday Jan 24!
For more information visit: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/news/grad-ben-talks-2020
Community Impact Fund
The Provost's Office has dedicated funds to support graduate student initiatives and activities that build a community of mutual respect and intercultural understanding on campus. In particular, graduate student-driven activities that address racial, cultural, or gender-based bias are invited to apply for funding.
For more information visit:
In addition to SASgov planned events, we will advertise SASgov sponsored events on this website and on social media.
Check out our calendar throughout the year for updates on graduate student run conferences and meetings. You can either go to our "Events tab," or click on the button below.
If you hosted an event that was funded by SASgov and would like to feature it on our events blog, please contact us here.