In an alternate timeline in which Benjamin Sisko was displaced from time and presumed killed, Jake left Deep Space 9 and attended Pennington, which he later graduated from. (DS9 episode: "The Visitor")
- While this school does not actually exist, Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, does in reality have its own well renowned creative writing program. Wellington-based New Zealand fan writer, fanzine editor and convention organizer, Lana Pennington-Brown, who was befriended by several of the production staff of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, inspired the name of the fictitious educational institution.
- The Star Trek: Vanguard series of novels features a 23rd century journalist named Tim Pennington, after whom David Mack has confirmed the Pennington School is named.