To minimize possible exposure to COVID-19, the University of Pennsylvania’s Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs has temporarily suspended all in-person meetings, appointments and training.

The staff are working remotely and, as always, are available to respond to your questions and concerns. All forms can be found here and once complete, sent to oaaeop@pobox.upenn.edu or call 215-898-6993 to leave a confidential message. We will respond as promptly as possible.

If contacting us by phone or email is not an option because of a disability or another communications challenge, we will arrange for reasonable accommodations to allow us to respond to your question or concern.

For more information go to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources.


Message from Provost and EVP

We are writing to strongly encourage all members of the Penn community to get vaccinated against COVID-19, if you have not already done so. Based on our current access to supply as well as demand, our Penn vaccine clinic operations will be open for the initial dose for one more week, through Friday, April 30. We invite all faculty and staff, regardless of place of residence, to take advantage of this opportunity.

We greatly appreciate those of you who have already been vaccinated. As you know, we also just announced that vaccinations will be mandatory for all students in the coming academic year. It is more important than ever for all members of our community to choose to be vaccinated, both for your own safety and for the long-term safety of our community.

There is now ample supply of vaccines both at our clinic and at pharmacies and other primary and health care providers throughout our area. To sign up for a vaccine on Penn’s campus, please visit here. https://coronavirus.upenn.edu/content/getting-vaccinated. Our existing supplies allow us to invite faculty and staff who do not reside in Philadelphia.

If you have any questions, you can learn more here https://coronavirus.upenn.edu/content/faculty-staff-faq.

We thank all of you for your tremendous work in helping our community stay safe and healthy as we continue to return to campus in the months ahead.


The Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs is charged with ensuring that the University meets its obligations as an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer and educational institution.