Student Organizations

We are honored to work with several student run organizations here at Penn. These organizations are student focused and provide a fantastic community for its members. As a graduate student at Penn, we highly encourage you to learn more about them and to get involved. 


EE just organization logo

The Ernest E. Just Biomedical Society (EE Just)

Mission Statement (from EE Just Website)

The Ernest E. Just Biomedical Society endeavors to create an environment which fosters the professional development of biomedical graduate students from populations which are traditionally underrepresented in the biomedical sciences. Our purpose is to support the membership in the successful completion of their doctoral degree program at the University of Pennsylvania. In line with this purpose we intend to initiate programs to serve the general academic, social and professional needs of the biomedical community, with an emphasis on the retention of underrepresented PhD students. For more information please visit their website


Sacnas logoThe Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

Mission Statement (from SACNAS website)

As the SACNAS Chapter at UPenn, our mission is to provide support, as well as academic and professional development opportunities for graduate students in science. For more information please visit their website


ltbgs logoLTBGS+ at Penn

Mission Statement (from LTBGS+ website)

LTBGS+ is a biomedical graduate studies (BGS) student-organized group at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Our goals include the fostering of an open-minded LGBTQ+ community for BGS students to gather, share ideas, and work towards the improvement of the BGS community and the larger Philadelphia community particularly in regards to LGBTQ+ related issues. We would love for you to join us in our journey.


Womens group logoPenn Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (PGWISE)

PGWISE is focused on enhancing the graduate experience of women in science and engineering and works to improve the environment and support network for women pursuing careers in these fields.