How we’re improving the wellness landscape at Penn! 

Beyond health education and disease surveillance, Campus Health is actively involved in health policy implementation at Penn. We’ve established partnerships with groups both in and off campus to invest in a culture of self-care and to bring us a step closer to our vision of a Healthy Penn.  

Healthier Campus Initiatives 

The University of Pennsylvania is proud to be the first Ivy League institution to join and complete the Partnership for a Healthier America’s Healthier Campus Initiative. From 2015-2018, Campus Health and Student Health Service worked with departments across campus to meet our commitment to creating a healthier Penn. From healthier food options and subsidized bicycle programs to hosting an annual Healthy Campus Week, our commitment to the Healtheir Campus Initiative continues to shape the health and wellness landscape of our campus. Here’s the summary of efforts and ouctomes.

Bike Helmet Reimbursement Policy

For up to $25 dollars, PSIP will reimburse helmet purchases. Students need only to fill out 1-27 on this form and submit bike helmet purchase receipts/claim forms to the address on the back of their insurance card.

Penn is a Tobacco-Free Campus  

For tobacco cessation resources available to you on this campus, please click here!

704.1 POLICY

The University of Pennsylvania is committed to maintaining a healthy and safe learning, working and living environment for all members and guests of our community. It therefore is the policy of the University of Pennsylvania that all smoking and tobacco use (including the use of smokeless tobacco) is prohibited in all University buildings and facilities, including but not limited to all classrooms, residences, laboratories, work areas, common or lounge areas, conference or meeting rooms, hallways, dining facilities, libraries, facilities that host athletic events and activities (e.g., gymnasiums, stadiums), and restrooms. All smoking and tobacco use is also prohibited in all University  owned, leased/rented, or operated vehicles (e.g., Penn Bus, Facilities and Real Estate Services vehicles) and in designated Penn campus open spaces (including but not limited to Penn Park, Shoemaker Green, Edward W. Kane Park, College Hall Green, Locust Walk). In addition, all smoking and tobacco use is prohibited within twenty (20) feet of any entrance to a University facility or building. This policy shall apply to all University facilities and buildings inside and outside of the City of Philadelphia.

The policy covers all smoking methods, including but not limited to the use of electronic smoking devices, such as electronic cigarettes, cigars and pipes (e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e-pipes) and hookah-smoked products.


Compliance with the applicable law and this policy is the responsibility of all members and guests of the University of Pennsylvania community. Any person with concerns about the implementation of or compliance with this policy should refer the matter to his or her immediate supervisor or manager for resolution. If the matter cannot be resolved at this level, the concern should be referred to the Division of Human Resources, Staff and Labor Relations or the appropriate Dean, Vice President, Resource Center Director or their designees.

Sexual Violence Policy 

Fist.jpg The University of Pennsylvania seeks to foster a safe and healthy environment for all members of our community. View Penn’s Sexual Violence Policy and Student Guidelines. In addition, the Penn Women’s Center is always a resource for those affected by sexual violence, dating violence, or stalking.