Instructional/Competitive

Academic Demolition Team

Email: pennquizbowl@gmail.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pennquizbowl/
Membership: Open to all

Description: Penn Quiz Bowl competes in intercollegiate quiz bowl tournaments. We write our own tournament each year, and host college and high school tournaments throughout the year.


Aerial Robotics

Email: board@pennaerial.com
Website: http://www.pennaerial.com/
Membership: Application

Description: The mission of Penn Aerial Robotics is to engage undergraduate students of the University of Pennsylvania in the development of aerial robots, UAVs and other unmanned vehicles. The club aims to do so by providing students with the resources to construct, develop and test their own robots, travel to and compete at inter-collegiate competitions, and to connect with people who share this same passion.


Ballet

Email: pennballet10@gmail.com
Website: http://www.upennballet.webs.com/
Membership: Not listed

Description: Penn Ballet was created to allow ballet dancers of any level at the University of Pennsylvania to continue their classical ballet education through classes with professional ballet teachers from the Philadelphia area. The group is dedicated to helping dancers at Penn continue doing what they love despite the stress and time constraints of a rigorous academic environment. Classes are free and open to all Penn students looking to maintain or improve their skills, try their hand at choreography, or simply get some exercise without running and crunching for hours on end. Penn Ballet is also a student-run company. Advanced and committed dancers may audition for our shows to learn and perform challenging repertoire. As Penn’s only student group devoted to ballet, we are committed to improving as ballerinas in technique as well as performance.


Bent Button

Email: bentbuttonpro@gmail.com
Website: Not listed
Membership: Open to all

Description: Penn’s undergraduate filmmaking club.


Chess Club

Email: upennchessclub@gmail.com
Website: http://www.upennchessclub.com/
Membership: Open to all

Description: Our mission is to promote the interest in observing, studying, and playing the royal game, that is, chess, by members of the university community and the general public.


Freaks of the Beat

Email: freaks.beat@gmail.com
Website: Not listed
Membership: Open to all

Description: Not listed


Illusionist

Email: bmalkani@seas.upenn.edu
Website: Not listed
Membership: Open to all

Description: Not listed


International Affairs Association

Email: president@penniaa.com
Website: http://www.penniaa.com/
Membership: Open to all

Description: The International Affairs Association (IAA) at the University of Pennsylvania was founded in 1963 as a student organization to promote international affairs and diplomacy at Penn and beyond. With over 400 dedicated members, we are proud of our legacy of contribution to the Penn community and fostering academic interest in the world at large through a number of different initiatives. The IAA also serves as an umbrella organization for the University of Pennsylvania Model United Nations Conference (UPMUNC), the Ivy League Model United Nations Conference (ILMUNC), ILMUNC China, ILMUNC India, Penn International Relations Conference (PIRC), Intercol, The Consul, and the Special Events, Academic Affairs, Secretary Board, and Community Outreach and Engagement branches.


Latin and Ballroom Dance

Email: richterc@seas.upenn.edu
Website: http://www.dolphin.upenn.edu/ballroom/
Membership: Not listed

Description: PLBD is UPenn’s only student ballroom organization, made up of over 100 guys and dolls who love ballroom dance in all its forms. Members take lessons from world-renowned professionals and travel to numerous collegiate competitions each year. Throughout the year, PLBD also organizes performances, workshops, socials, private lessons, community events, and an annual show. So if you’ve ever wondered what it feels like to be the epitome of class, rocking a tux while sweeping a girl off her feet (literally) or flying down the floor in a glittering gown and heels, then PLBD is for you. If you’ve always dreamed of Dancing with the Stars, this is your opportunity. We don’t hold auditions because if someone loves to dance, with passion and dedication they can certainly learn how. Visit our website for upcoming events! We have a Free Week of lessons at the beginning of each semester to get a feel of PLBD.


Lens

Email: jchangc@seas.upenn.edu
Website: Not listed
Membership: Open to all

Description: Penn’s Premier Photography club aimed at cultivating and breeding the next generation of Penn photography talent.


Lions

Email: pennlions@gmail.com
Website: http://www.pennlions.net/
Membership: Not listed

Description: The purpose of Penn Lions is to learn, demonstrate, and teach the traditional art of lion dance in and around the University of Pennsylvania community. We will accomplish this goal not only by training and performing on a regular basis, but also by studying the technical and cultural aspects of lion dancing and extending that knowledge to the students of the University of Pennsylvania.


Masti

Email: pennmasti@gmail.com
Website: http://www.penn-masti.com/
Membership: Audition

Description: Penn Masti is Penn’s premier South Asian co-ed fusion dance team. We host an annual show in the spring and compete nationally. Masti is all about fun and family!


Parliamentary Debate Society

Email: pennsylvaniaparli@gmail.com
Website: http://www.dolphin.upenn.edu/debate/index.html/
Membership: Not listed

Description: The University of Pennsylvania Parliamentary Debate Society is the premier debate association on campus. We compete in the American Parliamentary Debate Association (APDA), which is the main intercollegiate debate organization in the United States for impromptu-style competition.


Quaker Girls

Email: qgdance@gmail.com
Website: http://qgdance.wixsite.com/upenn/
Membership: Not listed

Description: Quaker Girls Dance Team is a Hip-Hop dance team that “heats up halftime” at UPenn Men’s Basketball Games. The Quaker Girls also do guest performances including a Philadelphia 76ers game and various events around campus. They have also provided entertainment at multiple fraternity and sorority philanthropy events as well as for the Wheel of Arts Showcase, Globe Med Fundraiser, Penn Previews, War of the Roses, and Relay for Life just to name a few.


Speech and Debate

Email: upennforensics@gmail.com
Website: http://www.upennforensics.com/
Membership: Not listed

Description: Penn Speech and Debate facilitates undergraduate competition in NFA Lincoln-Douglas debate and sponsored speech events including persuasion, extemporaneous, impromptu, rhetorical criticism, informative, after dinner, prose, poetry, and dramatic duo.


Thillana

Email: pennthillana@gmail.com
Website: Not listed
Membership: Not listed

Description: Penn Thillana is an Indian Classical Dance Team.


Tir na nog

Email: emily.romanello@gmail.com
Website: https://tirnanogpenn.wordpress.com/
Membership: Open to all

Description: Tír na Nóg offers free Irish dance lessons for undergraduate and graduate students at Penn. We also host community ceilidhs, perform at events on and off campus, and put on a show every spring featuring original choreography by our members.