Penn GSE

Teacher Education Program

Greenfield Intercultural Center

The Albert M. Greenfield Intercultural Center was established in 1984 and welcomes all students interested in fostering intercultural understanding on campus. We do this through cross cultural activism, reflection, and dialogue. Some of the many groups that find support at the GIC include the United Minorities Council, the Race Dialogue Project, Natives at Penn, the Assembly of International Students and the Penn Arab Student Society. The GIC as it is fondly referred to, is also home to popular cultural awareness courses and programs. For more information on our many courses and programs click on Programs and Courses on the front page. Center staff are also available to consult and assist in designing and implementing workshops for student organizations and administrative offices on campus. If you are interested in planning an event, offering a workshop on diversity issues, or getting involved in building a culturally aware and integrated campus do not hesitate to contact us at

Counseling and Psychological Services

The University’s Counseling and Psychological Services fosters personal growth to enable Penn students to take full advantage of academic and social opportunities at Penn. Students learn to manage personal challenges, psychological problems, and situational crises and develop strategies to cope with academic stress and skills for life-long learning. CAPS offers clinical prevention and intervention, consultation and collaboration, and training and supervision with special attention to issues of diversity and multiculturalism.

Weingarten Learning Resources Center

The Weingarten Learning Resources Center provides academic support services and programs for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students at the University of Pennsylvania through its two offices.

Office of Learning Resources

The Office of Learning Resources (OLR) provides professional instruction in university relevant skills such as academic reading, writing, study strategies, and time management to the Penn student community.

Office of Student Disabilities Services

The Office of Student Disabilities Services (SDS) provides comprehensive, professional services and programs for students who self-identify with disabilities to ensure equal academic opportunities and participation in University-sponsored programs. The services and programs of both offices are free and confidential.