Graduate students in Religious Studies have the benefit of a wealth of resources unrivaled by any major research university. In addition to possessing one of the best research libraries in the world, Penn is also home to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the oldest institution of its kind in the United States, and has an extensive, world-famous collection in its Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The research centers with which members of the department maintain active affiliations include:


Students are also able to avail themselves of the resources of nearby institutions through the Pennsylvania Consortium on the Study of Religion, the largest consortium of its kind in the nation.

In addition, the Department has connections to other local academic organizations, including: