The Penn Publications Cooperative (PubCo) is the University of Pennsylvania's umbrella organization for student-run publications.
PubCo serves as a gatekeeper to university funding by the Student Activities Council (SAC). In order for publications to receive funding, they must first achieve PubCo recognition and remain in good standing as PubCo members.
Besides granting official university-recognition, PubCo plays an important role in the Penn community. The Cooperative purchases and maintains racks throughout campus to distribute publication issues. The Annual PubCo Awards recognizes and provides cash prizes to some of the best articles, layouts, and photos that Penn’s publications have produced. Events are held throughout the year to increase readership and engagement. We also serve as a forum for Penn’s publications—to discuss common problems that arise during the process of producing a magazine and to find potential solutions.