Visit the First Sunday Open House at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

Discover a multitude of religious and spiritual student organizations on campus, meet other students and staff, and learn about interfaith and ethical programming and opportunities on Penn State's University Park campus. The Center for Ethics and Religious Affairs (CERA) is hosting its annual First Sunday Open House as part of Welcome Week 2012 activities from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center. Featuring multiple religious/spiritual student organizations on campus, this event provides new and returning students information and resources on various religious and spiritual organizations at the University Park campus along with upcoming events, worship services, and other programs.

As a multi-faith learning community, CERA is charged with providing programs and a venue for the ethical, religious, spiritual, and character development of the University community. With a broad offering of worship opportunities, educational events, and cross-cultural programs that enrich the heart and mind, CERA hosts a culturally diverse multi-faith community and celebrates our differences and similarities in a safe, supportive environment.

Housed within the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, which is the largest multi-faith facility of its kind in the country, CERA maintains this culturally diverse multi-faith community by partnering with various constituents. These include University departments such as the Rock Ethics Institute, other Student Affairs departments such as the Center for Women Students, the LGBTA Resource Center, and the Office of Student Activities, as well as religious and spiritual student organizations such as Hillel, the Lutheran Campus Ministry, the Muslim Student Association, the Vedic Society, and Westminster Presbyterian Fellowship, among others. Additionally, CERA has created partnerships with Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia and the Interfaith Initiative of Centre County to promote education and awareness of interfaith initiatives as well as social justice and ethical issues prevalent in our society.

For more information about First Sunday, CERA, or the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center in general, call 814-865-6548, email, or visit CERA's Facebook page at

Last Updated August 23, 2012