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SASgov Halloween Happy Hour

Stop by Café 58 in Irvine Auditorium and have a drink, food, and some Halloween ambiance. Dressing up in a Halloween themed costume is highly encouraged. Surprise prizes in store for the best costumes!

FREE for all SAS Grad students. $10 for everyone else. 
Remember to bring your 21+ ID and your Penn ID.

Food from Gia Pronto and alcohol (beer/wine/mixed drinks) will be provided.
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SASgov Happy Hour Harvest Seasonal Grill 10/17

Our next Happy Hour will take place Friday October 17th from 6pm-8pm at Harvest Seasonal Grill (200 S 40th Street, which is 40th/Walnut).

Join the Facebook event here

There will be drink tickets and food! The drink specials include seasonal craft beers and wine. There will be appetizers available as well.

This event is FREE for all SAS students.

Please join us and spread the word among your friends. We have enough drink tickets for 100 people so please arrive early

Please remember to bring your SAS ID (PennCard) and a government issued 21+ age proof ID.


SASgov participates in AFSP Community Walk

On Sunday 5th October SASgov, lead by Clare Mullaney (VP of Public Policy), is participating in an American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Community Walk.

Click here to join, or email Clare for further information. You are not required to donate money to register!


Penn Public Policy Challenge!

Apply to the Penn Public Policy Challenge today!  


PURPOSE. Are you a passionate, policy-minded, and community-oriented student?  Would you like to have a positive impact on the Greater Philadelphia region? 

PRACTICE.  Would you like to collaborate with your undergraduate and graduate peers throughout Penn’s twelve schools?  Would you like to create a policy proposal and civic campaign on an issue facing your community? 

POSSIBILITY.  Would you like to present your idea to prominent legislators and community leaders?  Would you like to win $5,000 and represent Penn in a national competition against student teams from other select schools? 

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, the Penn Public Policy Challenge is for you!

The Penn Public Policy Challenge is designed for passionate, policy-minded, and community-oriented students.  It is an interdisciplinary competition that tasks teams of undergraduate and graduate students from across Penn’s twelve schools with developing a policy proposal and civic campaign on an issue facing the Greater Philadelphia region.  The teams present their proposals to prominent judges and compete for a $5,000 grand prize.  The winning team from Penn will compete against other teams from select schools across the country at the 4th annual National Invitational.

Apply to the Public Policy Challenge today!  The application is due by Thursday, October 16.

Learn more about the Challenge here (  Read answers to FAQs. Discover past winning ideas.  For additional information, please contact the Executive Director, Sabrina Maynard, at


Penn Graduate Student On-Line Foreign Language Exams Petition


Please consider signing this petition shared by a grad student and professor in the Dept. History: