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Penn's campus offers many resource centers for minority groups in the ARCH, including Makuu, La Casa Latina and PAACH.

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Looking to find your people niche on campus? Connecting with others of similar backgrounds is one way to do it. Here's a list of cultural minority and LGBT resources and groups.  

The ARCH:

This building houses many of the minority organizations on campus. The Pan-Asian American Community House, La Casa Latina and Makuu all call this space home. All three organizations are located on the bottom floor of the building.

The Greenfield Intercultural Center:

This center is focused on intercultural understanding and hosts many programs promoting intercultural dialogue. It works with many of the other minority and intercultural groups on campus.

The Latin@ Coalition:

This is the umbrella organization for Penn’s 24 Latin@ groups. They advance the agenda of Latin@ students and work with the University to promote diverse representation on campus.

UMOJA:

UMOJA is the umbrella organization for Penn’s various groups encompassing the African diaspora like the Black Wharton Undergraduate Association, National Society of Black Engineers, Onyx Senior Honor Society and others. 

The Asian Pacific Student Coalition:

This is the larger organization that encompasses Penn’s many and varied Asian/Asian-American groups. They work with the administration and with their constituents to promote Asian/Asian-American representation and interests.

The Penn Women’s Center:

Located at 3643 Locust Walk, next to the compass, the Women's Center is a resource that promotes gender justice and advocates for women. They also work with Penn Violence Prevention to educate the Penn community and hold events throughout the year. It's also a comfortable place for students to study or relax.

The LGBT Center:

Located at the Carriage House at 3907 Spruce St., the LGBT Center is a resource for LGBT students and staff, providing a variety of services. It's the building with the rainbow flag next to Harrison College House.

Lambda Alliance:

The umbrella queer advocacy group at Penn, Lamda Alliance serves as both a forum for its constituent groups to interact within and as an advocate to advance LGBT equality on campus. 

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