Ivy Policy Conference

University of Pennsylvania

April 8-10 / 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Ivy Council?
The Ivy Council is a non-profit organization comprised of student leaders from all eight Ivy League universities. Its mission is to promote inter-campus communication and collaboration between the student governments of its member schools. Through its various conferences and programs throughout the year, the Ivy Council provides a platform to build a unified voice representing the diverse student bodies of the Ivy League.

What is the Ivy Policy Conference?
The Ivy Policy Conference (IPC) is an annual conference hosted every spring by the Ivy Council. IPC emphasizes in-depth, candid conversation on public policy solutions to the social, intellectual, political, and cultural issues facing today’s college students. Ivy League schools take turns hosting IPC on their respective campuses.
When will applications be open?
Applications will be open around late February, early March.

I am not interested in politics. Can I still apply?
Yes! You do not need to be a political junkie to attend IPC. IPC is about discussing solutions to real-world college problems. An interest in politics is welcome but not necessary.

Will there be a conference fee?
Transportation and Housing

I am travelling to Penn from another school. When should I arrive in Philly?
Registration will take place on Friday, April 8, from 6:00-8:00pm. All delegations are strongly encouraged to arrive by 8pm on Friday. However, members of the IPC planning team at Penn will be on standby throughout the night in case conference attendees arrive later in the evening.

I am travelling to Penn from another school. Where can I stay while I’m in Philly?
Penn’s IPC planning team will arrange free housing at Penn for all non-Penn conference attendees. Attendees who need housing will stay with a Penn student who lives on or within walking distance of the University of Pennsylvania campus. (may need to bring sleeping bag)


Will food be provided at IPC?
All conference attendees receive complimentary breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner on Saturday, as well as breakfast on Sunday.