Contact Information for Emergencies:

General Information:215-898-7297

Office of the Vice President and Superintendent of Policies:215-898-7515

Penn Police:

  • 215-573-3333 or 511 from campus phone
  • Contact with any suspicious activity or thefts

Fire and Emergency Services: 215-573-7857

PennComm & Emergency Communications:

  • 215-573-3333 or511 from campus phone
  • Should be Notified 1stin any Lab oriented emergency

Special Services:

  • 215-898-4481 or 215-898-6600 after business hours
  • Available 24/7 for emotional support, help, and guidance to victims of any sensitive crimes (rape, sexual assault, relationship or domestic violence, harassment, and stalking)

Requesting services from SAS Facilities:

  • Use this intake form to request assistance from SAS facilities and put a ‘ticket’ in for issues that need to be fixed. Examples include:
    • Heating, ventilation, air conditioning problem
    • Electrical or Lighting
    • Equipment Problem
    • Pest Control/ Exterminator
    • Cleaning
    • Building Access
    • Shipping and Receiving
    • Moving and Hauling
    • Lab and Office Furniture
    • Security
    • Window Treatments
    • Plumbing
  • If you need to report a facilities issue outside of normal business hours, please call 215-898-7208 to reach the central facilities Operations Center.

Safety and Wellness Resources:

Penn Guardian:

  • A free app for the Penn Community that allows those who have it (Guardian callers) to:
    • Provide Penn Police with GPS location during emergency situations
    • Communicate via text message with PennComm dispatchers
    • Submit confidential tips to Penn Police
    • Visit more information and instructions


  • 215-898-4357(HELP)
  • 24/7 phone line for time-sensitive needs

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS):

Walking Escorts:

  • 215-898-9255 (WALK)
  • available to anyone, 24 hours a day between 30thand 43rdStreets and Market Street to Baltimore Avenue

Penn Transit Ride Service:

  • available free with PennCard from 6:00pm-3:00am daily.
  • Visit live maps and routes and schedule information


  • A community wide alert system allowing everyone registered to be informed immediately of any ongoing emergency on campus (robberies, cancellations, etc.)
  • Faculty, students, and staff can register at

Campus Express Property Registration:

  • Register electronics, bicycles, and any other valuable property with the UPenn Police Department. This registration can help deter thieves and also increase the likelihood of receiving valuable back in case of theft or misplacement.
  • Students can register at
  • Faculty and Staff can register

All public safety information gathered from

Visit website or view 2018 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for any additional information

Confidential Offices on Penn’s Campus

Special Services Unit in the Division of Public Safety
4040 Chestnut Street
24 Hour Helpline: 215.898.6600

Penn Women’s Center 
3643 Locust Walk
Tel: 215.898.8611

The Office of the Chaplain
240 Houston Hall
Tel: 215-898-8456

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Center
Carriage House, 3907 Spruce Street
Tel: 215-898-5044

Office of the Ombuds
113 Duhring Wing , 236 S. 34th Street
Tel: 215.898.8261

Student Health Service
3535 Market St, Suite 100
Tel: 215.746.3535 (on call provider available 24/7)

Penn Violence Protection
3539 Locust Walk, 2nd Floor
(215) 746-2642


Diversity and Inclusion at UPenn

University of Pennsylvania Nondiscrimination Statement

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of 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 in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Suite 421, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice).



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