Crisis Prevention (Student Intervention Services)

Student Intervention Services (SIS) collaborates with campus partners to provide support, advocacy, solutions, and coordination of services for individual students and the Penn community. SIS staff work with Penn schools, Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Health Service, College Houses and Academic Services, the Department of Public Safety, the Office of the Chaplain, and other University centers. 

Student Intervention Services staff are working remotely but are flexible with platforms and appointment times to meet the individual needs of students experiencing crises or complex concerns. SIS provides support, advocacy, intervention, and resource referrals. A staff member is on-call for emergencies 24/7.

To contact SIS staff: Students, families, staff, and faculty can send an e-mail to or to specific SIS staff, or leave a voice mail message at 215-898-6081.

For urgent issues: Call 215-768-6527 to speak to the on-call staff member.

For emergencies requiring immediate response: Call the Penn police at 215-573-3333.