Reach-A-Peer Helpline

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RAP-Line is a peer helpline established by Penn students to provide peer support, information, and referrals. It is open to all students who wish to share a problem, are in need of information, or just want to talk to someone anonymously and confidentially. The service is run by trained student volunteers who have an awareness of campus resources and skills in active listening techniques. Volunteers acknowledge that they are not professional counselors, but rather peers who provide a warm, safe, unbiased, and supportive environment conducive to self-help. RAP-Line is a stepping-stone in serving the Penn community. The phone call is free, anonymous, and confidential. RAP-Line is not a crisis-intervention line. 

RAP-Line offers two services:

1. 24/7 Text Line
Send a message to 215-515-7332 to connect anonymously with a RAP-Line peer supporter.

2. Phone Line
The Line is available every night from 9 pm to 1 am. Reach us at 215-573-2727. Don't be shy!


Most Recent
Question: Hi!, what are the specific responsibilities of members in the club? - Anonymous

Our staffers commit to doing two 4 hr shifts every month!

- Jennifer Ben Nathan
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Question: Hi! When will the application form for the Spring 2021 training class be posted? - Anya Arora
You can access the application here: Applications are due Friday, February 5th, 2021. Please direct any questions to
- Ashna Sethi
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Basic Info

5 Registered (20 - 50 Members)

Currently Accepting Members

Application Required

Fall Semester


How to Get Involved

We are recruiting members for our Spring 2023 Training Class! You can access the application here. Applications are due Sunday, January 29th. Please direct any questions to

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