Welcome to


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 sasgov.vp.publicaffairs@gmail.com to learn more.  

Upcoming event

Fight Night Tickets On Sale Now!

March 28 2020 at 6:30 pm



Claim your tickets now for one of the most popular annual events! 

Join 2,500 of your fellow graduate students at the Palestra March 28th for an event you won't forget! Watch on in your black-tie best as trained fighters from across Penn's graduate schools compete for glory. Fierce fights fancy fits, and a fabulous fête to end the night off right. 

Each ticket includes access to the after-party at the Fillmore, with a private performance by Cash Cash. 

Tickets go live here:


Proceeds go to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia, with over $600,000 raised over the past 14 years. 

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/317262079178517


Application due January 30, 2020!



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. 

Deadline: Rolling 

For more information visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScv9wiNHenHqrkaN1DePAnFarPkRmL38HgMNvgAvCTSGFMX-g/viewform?embedded=true

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.

Jan 28, 2020 

Jan 27,


International Personal Finance Workshop
12 pm

Feb 21, 2020

Grad Ben Talks
12:00-6:00 pm


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