Welcome to Penn!

The Office of the Chaplain & SPARC (the Spiritual & Religious Life Center) are here to serve you.  We support Penn students, faculty & staff individually and we serve as advisors for our campus religious & spiritual communities.  

Please visit our staff page for individual contact information


In case of emergency dial 215-573-3333 or 511 from any campus phone to reach Public Safety

You can also check here for a list of campus resources

If you need to reach someone in our office immediately – please call our office line at 215-898-8456

In Person & Virtual Office Hours

This semester we’re excited to be back on campus, but we’re also glad to set up virtual meetings. Our team have hours each week that we are holding on our calendars as time to catch up in person, or to talk by Zoom or over the phone if you prefer. Pick a time to come by to chat.

If none of these times work for you can always email us to set up a time that fits with your schedule, we are always flexible and willing to find time to meet!

Click here to make an appointment with Steve Kocher – or email Steve directly

Click here to make an appointment with Sana Saeed – or email Sana directly

Stay Informed – sign up for our weekly SPARCnotes email

If you would like to receive updates from our office click here to sign up for SPARCnotes – you’ll get weekly emails during the academic year including our events and those sponsored by our Penn religious communities