For the Red & the Blue

Founded in 1899, the Friars Senior Society recognizes seniors who have made a significant contribution to the University of Pennsylvania in all areas of campus life. 

Our History

Lifelong Community

Over 2,000 Friar Senior Society alumni live in the United States
and in 23 other countries throughout the world.

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Giving Back

Community Service and Friars go hand in hand. They’ve raised over $20,000 with their fall Friarside Coffeehouse over the years and have sold  “Cookies for a Cause” or participated in a variety of other service events each spring.

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Supporting each other at games, shows, social nights, as well as at Penn and their own creative events during their Friar year makes all the difference!

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Over 100 Years of Friars

Proud to be heralded as the oldest and most active senior society at Penn over the decades.

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Once A Friar, Always a Friar

Your Friars experience doesn’t end when you graduate,
it is a lifelong adventure!

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Friar Happy Hour Mixer @ NYC

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Friars Summer Pool Party @ LA

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2016 Annual Spring Dinner

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Alumni Day @ Philadelphia

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Leadership

We bring together top leaders from the Penn community who might not have otherwise crossed paths to further the spirit of our founder, Daniel S. Keller. They meet, plan, and attend a variety of social and community events throughout their senior year. 

Service

Each year Friars raise thousands of dollars for charity. Whether we’re organizing an event for elementary students or a fundraiser for victims of a sudden natural disaster, we support the wider community just as much as we support each other.

Diversity

Each Friar class is completely different from the previous one. We are a diverse bunch of scholars, artists, athletes, and campus leaders from all corners of Penn. Anyone who has contributed to the Penn community embodies the Friar spirit.

 

Friar Spotlight

Michael Nutter H'09 (W'79)

Wharton alumnus and 98th Mayor of the City of Philadelphia. Mayor Nutter is just one of almost 40 Friars working in government.

Penn President Sheldon Hackney H'88

During his term, he raised undergraduate minority enrollment from 13 to 30 percent. Four past presidents are Friars:  George W. McClelland, Martin Meyerson, President Hackney and Claire Fagin.

Elizabeth Banks C'96

Award-winning Hollywood actress, director, and female empowerment advocate. Famous for The Hunger Games and Pitch Perfect. Elizabeth is one of 82 Friars making waves in entertainment.

Real People. Real Impact.

From Ivy League athletics to performing arts to student governance, the Friars legacy extends to all corners of campus.

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