The Wharton Global Youth Program online community encourages open dialogue from our followers, readers and learners, through commenting on our Global Youth website articles and podcast transcripts and on our various social media platforms, including LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.  

While we value all opinions and viewpoints, we also reserve the right to monitor, censor and unpublish posted comments throughout the Global Youth online community if they do not align with the purpose of our platform as a safe, educational space for pre-college learners, or they violate our code of ethics and conduct.  

Note: All comments left on Global Youth website content at any time and for our annual Comment and Win Contest, which runs from June to mid-August, are first reviewed – after which they are approved (if acceptable) and posted publicly.  


We expect commenters to behave politely and respectfully through online and social media interactions, and to communicate any responses, concerns or grievances with a courteous tone and language. The Wharton Global Youth Program will not tolerate negative, threatening or off-color language or behavior of any kind, and will sanction or disqualify competitors and/or community members from further commenting.  

Respecting the rights of other students in a diverse society is an integral part of university life and Wharton Global Youth Program values. Student expression of opinion must be respectful of others. Bigotry, hatred, and intolerance have no place in the academic community. In displaying or distributing expressions of opinion, students are expected to show respect for the social, moral, and religious views of others.  

Tolerance of different people’s religions, ethnicities, cultures, gender and sexual orientation is an integral part of the Wharton Global Youth Program experience. Harassment and abuse are prohibited and will result in dismissal; including, but not limited to: 

  • The threat of physical violence, coercion, intimidation, and verbal harassment and abuse.  
  • Sexual misconduct, including, but not limited to, sexual harassment, sexual assault, coercion, and threats or use of force, is prohibited.  
  • The University has a number of policies and procedures that provide guidance to assure the fair and equitable treatment of members of the Penn community.  
  • Verbal and/or bullying, cyberbullying, intolerance and/or sexual, racial, religious or personal harassment of any kind are prohibited. 

The University of Pennsylvania, the policies of which govern the competition, prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.