As engines of knowledge and new ideas, universities have the unique potential to define the future rather than be defined by it; to pioneer change rather than merely manage it. To do so requires a plan both visionary and pragmatic. The Penn Compact 2020 motivates community members to innovate, be radically inclusive, and positively impact their local, national, and global communities.

We call this ‘2020 Vision,’ and with it we answer complexity with clarity, achieve excellence with diversity, and open doors for students of all backgrounds by opening Penn’s doors to them.

Amy Gutmann

Penn Compact 2020 in the News

Biden Recalls Finding Inspiration for Memoir in Personal Loss
Philadelphia Tribune | 11/17/2017 A conversation about public service and personal loss between Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini of the Annenberg School for Communication and former Vice President Joseph Biden, director of the Penn Biden Center, is highlighted.
Video: Watch: Penn Medicine Sets Record for Largest Pour of Concrete in Philly History
Philly Voice | 07/12/2017 Penn Medicine’s New Patient Pavilion is highlighted for being the site of the single largest concrete pour in Philadelphia’s history.
The Social Impact Projects That Landed 8 Penn Students a Coveted Presidential Prize
Philadelphia Business Journal | 03/29/2017 The 2017 President’s Engagement and Innovation Prize winners are profiled.
Gov. Wolf Highlights Importance of Tech Startups at Pennovation Center
CBS News (Philadelphia) | 03/29/2017 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s visit to the Pennovation Center is featured.