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Community and Government Affairs

Community and Government Affairs builds strategic relationships, promotes ongoing engagement between the University and its surrounding community, and seeks new opportunities to further the University’s research, academic, and service goals.

The office is a proactive contributor to University initiatives and serves as the liaison between the University and elected officials, government agencies, civic and community organizations, and other external partners.

The goals of government affairs and community affairs are closely linked and synergistic. In government affairs, the focus is on the development and strengthening of relationships with elected officials and government agencies at the local, state, and federal level. Advocacy for positions of vital interest to the University, development of strategic alliances, analysis of relevant legislation, and identification of potential government funding sources are prime examples of government affairs initiatives.

The importance of cultivating strong, positive relationships is also a hallmark of community affairs at USciences. Promotion of the University’s community engagement efforts, identification of opportunities to enhance the physical and economic landscape of the surrounding neighborhood, exploration of potential K-12 academic partnerships, and identification of funding sources to support engagement activities are just a few examples of community affairs initiatives.

USciences Opportunity Scholarship

USciences is opening the door to rewarding careers in science and healthcare for students living near our campus. Our Opportunity Scholarship makes tuition one less hurdle on the road to success for eligible Philadelphia high school students who otherwise might find a university degree to be unaffordable


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  • USciences Celebrates Launch of Substance Use Disorders Institute

    October 09, 2018

    The Institute was created in June 2017 by the University to provide educational programming, policy outreach, and research about the national opioid epidemic.

  • Student Volunteers Focus on Food Insecurity During Service Day

    August 28, 2018

    On August 23, two dozen USciences students traveled to Scranton, PA to join in a service event that marks the beginning of a partnership with students from three other institutions to help fight food insecurity in the region.

  • Colleges Building Community: USciences Joins With Three PA Institutions in Service Partnership

    August 17, 2018

    Students from Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM), Keystone College, Lackawanna College and the University of the Sciences will spend the day at GCSOM on Aug. 23 taking the first steps toward building a living case study centered on how food insecurity impacts community.

  • High School Students Gain Research Experience in Pharmaceutical Sciences Lab

    August 06, 2018

    Although he hasn't taken a college level course, Joseph San Filippo PharmSci'22 has already begun working in a USciences laboratory. San Filippo learned about the trials and tribulations of working in a University laboratory this summer with a stint in pharmaceutical sciences lab under the tutelage of Anil D'Mello, PhD.

  • New Residence Hall On The Rise

    August 06, 2018

    Rising six stories from what, just a few months ago, was an empty lot, University of the Sciences' new residence hall at 46th and Woodland Avenue is more than halfway complete, said Craig Washington, the University's capital projects manager.

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David L. Forde, Jr.
Vice President for Government and Community Affairs


Office Location: Griffith Hall, Room 101
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495