Mission

Although administered by the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS), Fox engages and supports Penn undergraduates and recent alumni not only in the College of Arts and Sciences and College of Liberal and Professional Studies, but also in the Wharton School, the Nursing School, and the Engineering School. That is why Fox’s main service-learning programs have been “Penn” initiatives, such as “Penn Leads the Vote,” “Penn Undergraduates in New Orleans,” and so forth.

Fox has five components: research and service fellowships (undergraduates and recent alumni); teaching, advising and service-learning; events and training; partnerships and special projects; and Fox Leadership International. In all five components, Fox encourages students to consider the lessons in leadership and life articulated and modeled by Robert A. Fox, the leader after whom it is named: finding your passions; putting people first; and succeeding the right way.

With the additional support provided in 2013, over the next decade, Fox is set to expand its funded fellowships to 150 a year; and co-sponsor the new Project on Opinion and Research Studies (PORES) with up to ten undergraduate fellowships each year.

In 2015, Fox launched Fox Leadership International (FLI). FLI offers a summer leadership training and cultural exchange program for students from leading Chinese universities, international fellowships for Penn students, and a speaker series focused on international affairs.