The Greenfield Intercultural Center (GIC) fosters intercultural
understanding on campus through cross cultural activism, reflection, and
dialogue. GIC's numerous co-curricular educational and cultural
programs bring together diverse groups to raise awareness of the rich
traditions and diversity within the Penn community and highlight our
need for shared understanding. The center also provides consultation,
guidance, workshops for affiliated student groups, organizations,
college houses, and schools on diversity and cultural competency issues.
The Center for Hispanic Excellence: La Casa Latina promotes greater
awareness of Latino issues, culture, and identity at Penn. La Casa
Latina works closely with the Penn community to offer a supportive
environment where all students are welcomed and engaged in programs,
events, and dialogues that address important issues affecting
Latinos/Hispanics locally, nationally, and internationally.
Makuu seeks to enrich and support the principles of diversity and
community in Penn student life, with an emphasis on students of African
descent. Makuu utilizes the seven principles of Kwanzaa to provide
support and guidance to individuals and student groups and aims to
identify student evidenced challenges, enhance collaborative efforts
among students, and become a repository of Penn resources that will
increase students' academic, intellectual social, cultural and
The Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH) serves as the central
resource for advising East Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and
Pacific Islander American students, student organizations, and their
activities, as well as those interested in the Asian American diaspora.
PAACH provides co-curricular events focusing on Asian American research,
culture, history, politics and social issues, and develops and
implements innovative programs for leadership development in close
collaboration with student and community groups, faculty and staff.