Women in Science

The Women in Science Floor focuses on increasing the participation and success of women in all fields of science. Under the advisement of Dr. Helen Davies, Professor of Microbiology in the School of Medicine, the group works closely with the Philadelphia chapter of the Association of Women in Science on sponsoring lectures and programs. Activities include mentoring young girls who are interested in pursuing a career in science and faculty dinners with women scientists in the greater Philadelphia area. This program is located on 2nd floor of Coxe/EF Smith.


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Study of Infectious Diseases

Under the leadership of Dr. Helen Davies, Professor of Microbiology in the School of Medicine, students on this floor participate in a variety of activities, including a monthly research forum, faculty lectures and dinners, museum trips, and site visits to labs. Residents in this program have access to a wealth of science resources across the university. Additionally, students are invited to meet with Dr. Davies for a biweekly roundtable on emerging infectious diseases. This program is located on 2nd floor, Coxe/EF Smith.


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Perspectives in the Humanities

Perspectives in the Humanities is a community focused on the elevated appreciation of the arts and the humanities through shared experiences. Members of Perspectives in the Humanities come from diverse backgrounds, but are united by a common passion for the humanities. One need not study the humanities to apply—the program merely calls for a genuine interest and desire to spend time with fellow humanists.


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Penn Women in Leadership

Women have broken through the glass ceiling enjoying successful careers in politics, journalism, medicine; leading fortune 500 companies; and being accomplished artists, performers and musicians. But have you ever wondered how they got there? What was their major in college and did they use their major to get there? What are the challenges specific to being a woman leader in today's world?


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The Rodin Arts Collective (TRAC)

The Rodin Arts Collective (TRAC) aims to provide engagement-based opportunities for students to appreciate and analyze various types of "art" with a community of their peers, supplementing their curricular education at Penn. TRAC encompasses three main forms of art: Music, Theatre, and Visual arts:


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Modern Languages Program

The Modern Languages Program (MLP), based in Class of 1925, is made up of five language groups: Arabic House, Casa Hispanica, Chinese House, Deutsches Haus and Maison Française. These programs are staffed by resident Program Directors who are accomplished graduate students (often native speakers) chosen to promote the goals of language immersion and cultural exposure. Each group meets 2-4 times a week for meals, chats, media screenings and excursions, consisting of everything from language Pictionary to cooking instruction to opera and dance.


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Mentors Program

Members of the Mentors Program form a unique team dedicated to serving children in West Philadelphia public schools. Under the direction of senior faculty at Penn's Graduate School of Education, participants mentor children in elementary, middle, and high schools, devoting at least two hours a week to such activities, as well as attending monthly dinners with faculty to discuss their experiences.


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Living Cultures Residential Program

The Living Cultures Residential Program emphasizes global thinking with its members and provides a cross-cultural living experience, complemented by colorful and multifaceted hall activities. Members shape its direction and celebrate the range and variety of cultures that make up the Penn and Philadelphia communities. Residents will have the opportunity to lead hall events and outings to cultural events and spaces around Philadelphia.


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Leadership Residential Program

Residents are encouraged to assess their present leadership abilities, actively pursue personal leadership development and build meaningful relationships with other floor members through events, dinners, workshops, and social activities. Additionally, each year the LRP in Rodin will focus on a specific theme around leadership. The theme for 2018-2019 is "Leadership and Community Engagement".

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Huntsman Program for International Studies and Business

The Huntsman Program for International Studies and Business (IS&B) is the residential component of the IS&B academic program co-sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences and The Wharton School. Located on the 3rd floor of Kings Court, it fosters global awareness and understanding of economic, cultural, social, linguistic, and technological issues in the international arena.

First-year students accepted into the academic program must live in Kings Court English College House.  


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