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. The RAP-Line is not a crisis-intervention line. 

RAPLine offers two services:

1. 24/7 texting
Send a message to 215-515-7332 to connect anonymously with a RAPline 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!

Update for Fall 2020: Due to current restrictions, our phone line will not be available for the Fall 2020 semester. However, you can always reach a supporter through the text service


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Basic Info

11 Registered (20 - 50 Members)

Currently Accepting Members

Application Required

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How to Get Involved

We are currently recruiting members for our Fall 2020 Training Class! Applications can be found at the link below and are due Thursday, September 10th. Please direct any questions to