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

November 13 7:00pm-9:00pm

Student Gala 

Free to Penn Students!

Brought to you by the Penn Museum

Join us in the celebration of our new Africa and Mexico + Central America galleries! 

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/pennmuseumstudents/photos/gm.1484379791730100/2512525109034193/?type=3&theater

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.

Sept 27,



Sept 27,


Pennovation Concert
5:00-8:30 pm

May 9,


5:30-7:30 pm


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Graduate School Mentoring Initiative 

Application Due Friday, April 27 2019!

Apply Here: https://bit.ly/2kIPXDX

PENNCAP (University of Pennsylvania College Achievement Program) works with academically talented undergrads, typically from low-income and/or first-generation backgrounds. GSMI aims to prepare and support students of PENNCAP in their navigation of the graduate school application process.


The program strives to provide students with access to pertinent information and resources related to graduate school by partnering with Penn graduate students to inform, mentor, and guide them throughout the process. We are currently looking for graduate students that would be willing to collaborate with us as mentors to our PENNCAP undergraduate students. A mentor is expected to:

  • Meet with your paired mentee once a month

  • Attend at least four of our invaluable development workshops during the upcoming academic year

  • Maintain communication with your mentee through their graduate school application process.

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