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Graduate Student Unionization

Supporting Our Graduate Students

Learn more about the University’s commitment to its graduate students by reviewing this summary of the supports the University provides. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The University has prepared responses to some of the questions that students, faculty, and other members of the Penn community may have about graduate student unionization.

Guidance for Faculty

There are legal requirements impacting what supervisors – as defined by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) – can say or do during a union organizing campaign. Because the NLRB considers many faculty members to be supervisors, the University has prepared guidance for faculty based on these legal requirements. 


Copies of prior communications related to graduate student unionization can be found here.