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Student Organizations

This list includes active religious/spiritual student organizations.  For a list of additional worship spaces in the Centre County area, please visit Local Houses of Worship.

Bahá'í

Bahá'í Campus Association

Bahá'í Campus Association

Mission

The purpose of this association shall be to further the tenets of the Bahá'í Faith; to invite those interested to investigate the Faith for themselves; to promote the unity of mankind; and to foster understanding, love and fellowship on this campus by sponsoring such things as lectures, information tables, service projects, discussions, informal gatherings, social activities and public meetings. (Aliases: Baha'i; Bahai)

Not Currently Active

This group is not currently active. Please contact the Office of Student Activities in 103 HUB-Robeson Center (814-863-4624, studentorg@psu.edu) if you have questions about this organization's status.

 

Christian

Adventist Campus Ministries

Adventist Campus Ministries

Mission

Provides a place for Adventists/Non-Adventist to discuss in-depth aspects of the Bible; promotes spiritual growth, both personal and corporate.

Not Currently Active

This group is not currently active. Please contact the Office of Student Activities in 103 HUB-Robeson Center (814-863-4624, studentorg@psu.edu) if you have questions about this organization's status.

Alliance Christian Fellowship

Alliance Christian Fellowship

Mission

The purposes of this Organization shall be:

A. To provide a place to worship the triune God (God the Father, Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit).

B. To provide, for individual believers of kindred spirit, fellowship with one another without affecting their denominational ties or campus organizational affiliation.

C. To encourage students to maintain a close personal walk with God.

D. To encourage students to engage in the influencing of others toward Christ.

E. To promote Christian fellowship and growth.

F. To bear witness to the Christian truths included in the membership application.

G. To provide a place where students lead and participate in the operations of a local student church.

H. To challenge and equip students for effective leadership, service, and responsibility in the Church and the world.

I. To help students live out a Great Commission/Great Commandment ministry in conjunction with our parent and sponsoring organization, the State College Christian Missionary Alliance Church.

Meeting Schedule
  • Sundays
    10:30 a.m.
    Alumni Hall, HUB-Robeson Center

  • Wednesdays
    7:00 p.m.
    Frizzell Room A/B, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

Connect
  • 207 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center/Eisenhower Chapel
    724-581-8822
Asian American Christian Fellowship

Asian American Christian Fellowship

Mission

Establishes for the express purposes of providing opportunities for Asian students at the University to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.

Meeting Schedule
  • Fridays
    7:00 p.m.
    111 Walker Building
Contact
  • 209-A Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
Assembly of God Chi Alpha

Assembly of God Chi Alpha

Mission

The purpose of this organization shall be to provide opportunities for the students of the Pennsylvania State University to develop their spiritual and social lives through worship, fellowship, discipleship, community service, witness, and prayer. This organization shall be primarily concerned with serving Assembly of God students and all those of like faith who believe:

1. ….the Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative written word of God.

2. ….there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

3. …in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His personal future return to the earth.

4. …faith in Christ demands obedience to God’s Word.

Meeting Schedule
  • Thursday Bible Study
    8:00 p.m.
    351 E. Calder Way (downtown)

  • Sunday Worship
    10:00 a.m.
    2201 University Drive Extension, State College

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Burning Hearts

Burning Hearts

Mission

To promote Christian outreach to the Penn State community by providing speakers and events on campus.

Meeting Schedule
  • Tuesdays
    4:30 p.m.
    110 HUB-Robeson Center
Connect
  • 227 Sparks
    (814) 883-6587

Calvary at Penn State

Calvary at Penn State

Mission

The goal of the organization is to get students of Penn State University connected to Calvary Church which will help them be better connected with Jesus Christ, serve the community, and find their calling.

The purpose of this student organization is to serve as a bridge between the student body and the Calvary Church community, getting students plugged into the opportunities for community service, leadership development and social activities that Calvary Church provides.

Connect

oaa5061@psu.edu

Affiliations
  • Calvary Church
Campus Ministry International

Campus Ministry International

Mission

The purpose of the Penn State CMI is to provide in-depth study of Apostolic faith while setting up programs & services to encourage and maintain spiritual awareness. We are endeavoring to explore and experience the power and ministry of Jesus Christ, as was experienced by the early church.

Meeting Schedule
  • Monday Weekly Meeting
    6:00 p.m.
    Centre Pointe Church
    256 E. Beaver Avenue
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Catholic Campus Ministries

Catholic Campus Ministry

Mission

The mission of the Catholic Campus Ministries at Penn State is to give witness to a Catholic presence in university life and to promote and sustain the well being of the whole Catholic person. Grounded in the tradition of the Church, Catholic Campus Ministries provides for an environment and fellowship that challenge members to encounter the Living Christ and be transformed by His Spirit. To aid in this mission, Catholic Campus Ministries provides for community members the obilgatory liturgies essential to the faith and in the process also addresses the liturgical needs of many in the international student community. In addition, Catholic Campus Ministries offers retreats, service opportunities, book and Bible studies, lectures and other activities within a tradition of diverse ethnic, cultural and language backgrounds that benefit the campus community and the universal Catholic Church. 

Meeting Schedule
  • Fall/Spring Mass Schedule

    • Monday - Thursday 
      9:15 a.m.
      Suzanne Pohland Paterno Catholic Student Faith Center

    • Monday - Thursday
      5:05 p.m.
      Eisenhower Chapel, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

    • Friday
      9:15 a.m.
      Meditation Chapel, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

    • Saturday Mass
      4:00 p.m.
      Worship Hall, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

    • Sunday Mass
      9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 9:00 p.m.
      Worship Hall, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

  • Summer Mass Schedule

    • Monday - Thursday
      5:05 p.m.
      Eisenhower Chapel, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

    • Friday
      12:30 p.m.
      Eisenhower Chapel, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

    • Saturday Mass
      4:00 p.m.
      Worship Hall, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

    • Sunday Mass
      10:30 a.m.
      Worship Hall, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

  • Byzantine Divine Liturgy

    • Last Sunday of every month (except December)

      • Confessions
        2:00 p.m.
        Meditation Chapel

      • Mass
        3:00 p.m.
        Eisenhower Chapel

  • Korean Mass

    • Biweekly Mass
      Saturdays
      4:00 p.m.
      Eisenhower Chapel or Frizzell Room, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

    • Biweekly Mass
      Saturdays
      3:30 p.m.
      Harshbarger Lounge (104), Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

  • Spanish Catholic Mass

    • Sunday
      1:00 p.m.
      Suzanne Pohland Paterno Catholic Student Faith Center ( Park Ave)

Connect
  • (814) 865-4281
Christian Grads

Christian Grads
(Graduate Student Movement of Cru)

Mission

Provides fellowship for graduate students interested in investigating or developing a Christian belief system.

Meeting Schedule
  • Thursday
    7:00 p.m.
    Memorial Lounge (107), Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
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Christian Student Fellowship

Christian Student Fellowship

Mission

Promotes fellowship among Christian students, encourages development of Christian maturity, provides a vehicle for Christian ministry, and develops programs of Christian education.

Meeting Schedule
  • Tuesday Worship
    4:00 p.m.
    Memorial Lounge, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

  • Tuesday Catalyst
    7:30 p.m.
    Memorial Lounge, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

Connect
  • 208-209 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
    (814) 865-1562

Coalition for Christian Outreach

Coalition for Christian Outreach

Mission

Aims to deepen and strengthen the spiritual life of the student body through Bible study, prayer, and fellowship.

Not Currently Active

This group is not currently active. Please contact the Office of Student Activities in 103 HUB-Robeson Center (814-863-4624, studentorg@psu.edu) if you have questions about this organization's status.

Cru

Cru

Mission

Penn State Cru is a community where the gospel captivates hearts, transforms lives, and launches men and women into a lifelong adventure with Jesus Christ.

Meeting Schedule
  • Thursday Large Group Meeting
    7:00 p.m.
    HUB - Freeman Auditorium

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DiscipleMakers Christian Fellowship

DiscipleMakers Christian Fellowship

Mission

DiscipleMakers is a local chapter of the Pennsylvania-based DiscipleMakers organization. Our purpose is to help people learn about Christianity, about why knowing Jesus matters, and about how to live out your faith day to day. We welcome everyone no matter what their background or interest level is. We seek to meet people where they are at and investigate who Jesus is and why he matters. We also place a high value on community and individual mentorship and investment. We do all of this through things like small group investigative Bible discussions, mentoring relationships, specific Bible study training, and through a loving and caring community. Since we are a local chapter of a larger organization there are also many opportunities to learn and grow through inter-collegiate conferences and service trips.

Meeting Schedule
  • Friday Services
    7:00 p.m.
    Worship Hall (127), Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

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Harvest Christian Ministry

Harvest Christian Ministry

Mission

Focuses on raising spiritual leaders who share the same core values.

Not Currently Active

This group is not currently active. Please contact the Office of Student Activities in 103 HUB-Robeson Center (814-863-4624, studentorg@psu.edu) if you have questions about this organization's status.

Incarnation Campus Fellowship

Incarnation Campus Fellowship

Mission

The purpose of the Incarnation campus Fellowship is to help students group in their love and knowledge of God in Jesus Christ through Sunday worship services, small groups, and discipleship. Incarnation Campus Fellowship is a ministry affiliated with the Anglican Church in North America.

Meeting Schedule
  • Sundays
    11:00 a.m.
    Eisenhower Chapel, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

International Christian Fellowship

International Christian Fellowship

Mission

International Christian Fellowship is a welcoming student group serving the needs of international students, providing opportunities to develop genuine friendships, discover Jesus Christ, grow in their relationship with Him, and lovingly share Christ's love with others at Penn State and the world.

Meeting Schedule
  • Beginner's Bible Study
    Fridays
    5:00 p.m.
    212 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

  • International Dinner
    Fridays
    6:15 p.m.
    Garden Room (130) Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

Connect
  • 210A Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
    (814) 404-8116
Lutheran Student Community

Lutheran Student Community

Mission

As believers in Jesus Christ, the Penn State Lutheran Community is committed to: Welcoming all the name of Jesus, Embracing Personal Growth and understanding, Exploring the connections between God’s Word and the world, Preparing to follow Jesus’ example with our lives, So we may go forth in a celebration of God’s Love. On the Penn State campus, Lutheran Student Community will welcome you into this community of faith where people talk, listen & share the challenges and joys of campus life, explore who God is, and help you find for yourself what place God has in your life.

Meeting Schedule
  • Sundays 
    8:00 p.m.
    Grace Lutheran Church, 205 S Garner Street

  • Thursday
    5:00 p.m.
    Worship Hall (Room 127), Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

Connect
Navigators

Navigators

Mission

Helps provide for students a spiritual challenge equal to their capabilities by individually helping them in their personal development and growth as followers of Christ, and teaches others to do the same.

Meeting Schedule
  • Fridays
    7:30 p.m.
    Frizzell Room A/B, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
Connect
  • 207 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

Newman Catholic Student Association

Newman Catholic Student Association

Mission

Promotes, builds, and serves the developing University-Catholic community through religious, educational, and social activities, and encourages members to take an active role in the Church and secular society.

Meeting Schedule
  • Mondays
    7:15 p.m.
    Frizzell Room A/B, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
Connect
  • 203 HUB-Robeson Center

New Life Student Fellowship

New Life Student Fellowship

Mission

Reaches and equips students for a lifetime relationship with Jesus Christ and develops a multiplying ministry as servants of Christ to the world.

Connect
  • New Life website
    207A Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
    (814) 883-5950
    Follow us on Facebook at New Life @ PSU

Orthodox Christian Fellowship

Orthodox Christian Fellowship

Mission

Supports fellowship on campus; experiences and witnesses the Orthodox Christian Church through community life, prayer, service to others and study of Faith.

Meeting Schedule
  • Saturday Vespers
    6:00 p.m.
    Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 119 S. Sparks

  • Sunday Liturgy
    10:00 a.m.
    Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 119 S. Sparks

  • Thursday Meeting
    7:00 p.m.
    122 (Pod 2) Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

Connect
Presbyterian Student Fellowship

Presbyterian Student Fellowship

Mission

Forms a body that provides its members with opportunities for spiritual growth, community outreach and mutual support in an environment where its members are faithful to God, to society and to each other, with the ultimate goal of improving The Community.

Meeting Schedule
  • Sundays
    11:15 am
    State College Presbyterian Church

  • Thursdays
    6:00 pm
    State College Presbyterian Church

Connect
  • 132 W. Beaver Ave.
    State College, PA 16801

Reformed University Fellowship

Reformed University Fellowship

Mission

RUF provides an in-depth ministry to university students firmly rooted in the authority of the Bible, and its manifold applications. We are an on-campus community in Penn State seeking to experience the gospel in community with others, equip leaders for service during and after college, and to grow in wisdom and knowledge of the gospel as it relates to Reformed traditions. With the skillful employment of student-lead music, we communicate and comprehend the truths of the gospel. At RUF we focus on 4 main things: Christ, Community, Cause, Culture.

Meeting Schedule
  • International Dinner and Discussion
    Tuesdays
    6:30 p.m.
    118 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

  • UG Large Group
    Thursdays
    6:00 p.m.
    Frizzell A/B, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

Connect
  • 217 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
    (814) 441-5090

Wesley Student Foundation

Wesley Student Foundation

Mission

Provides for all those who seek a center for religious fellowship and growth from a specifically United Methodist perspective. Abba Java Coffeehouse is a ministry of Wesley PSU! All students are welcome.

Meeting Schedule
  • Wednesdays
    6:00 p.m.
    St. Paul's UMC (Enter through Abba Java Coffeehouse)

  • Sundays
    8:00 am, 9:15 am & 10:45 a.m.
    St. Paul's UMC (250 E. College Avenue)

Connect
Affiliations
  • St. Paul's United Methodist Church
    250 E. College Ave., State College, PA 16801
    Abba Java House.

Young Life

Young Life

Mission

Enables college students to serve as Christian role models in the lives of local middle and high school students through community service and outreach; trains and guides college students in the areas of successful Youth Ministry.

Meeting Schedule
  • Mondays
    8:00 p.m.
    HUB - Room 330

Hindu

Vedic Society

Vedic Society

Mission

Helps all people discern reality from illusion, spirit from matter, the eternal from temporary; encourage the student community to appreciate and understand higher dimensions of knowledge as given in the vedic scriptures.

Meeting Schedule
  • Thursdays
    7:00 p.m.
    124 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

Connect

Islam

Al-Ghadeer Association

Al-Ghadeer Association

Mission

The purpose of the Al-Ghadeer Association is to provide a community for the Shi'as in State College, hold social and spiritual gatherings, pray and read and study The Quran and the teachings of the Prophet Mohammed and Ahlulbayt (PBUT).

Meeting Schedule
  • Thursdays
    9:00 p.m.
Muslim Students' Association

Muslim Students' Association

Mission

Promotes unity and join action among the Muslims, conducts various activities in the best traditions of Islam, promotes friendly relations between Muslims and non-Muslims, and makes Islamic teachings known to non-Muslims.

Meeting Schedule
  • Friday Prayer
    1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
    Frizzell Room A/B, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
Connect

Jewish

Aish Penn State

Aish Penn State

Mission

The purpose of Aish Penn State is to provide a cultural and traditional outlet for Jewish students by providing Jewish learning, heritage trips, socials, and holiday celebrations.

Not Currently Active

This group is not currently active. Please contact the Office of Student Activities in 103 HUB-Robeson Center (814-863-4624, studentorg@psu.edu) if you have questions about this organization's status.

Chabad: Jewish Student Organization

Chabad: Jewish Student Organization

Mission

To foster Jewish pride and identity by providing a warm environment that enables Penn State students to explore their Jewish heritage regardless of religious background or financial status.

Meeting Schedule
  • Fridays
    7:00 p.m.
    Chabad House - 443 Waring Ave. (downtown)
Connect
  • 215 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
    (814) 863-4929
Hillel

Hillel

Mission

Hillel’s mission is to enrich the lives of the 6,000 Jewish students at Penn State so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Penn State Hillel’s student leaders, staff, and lay leaders are dedicated to creating a pluralistic, welcoming, and inclusive environment for Jewish college students, where they are encouraged to grow intellectually, spiritually, and socially. Penn State Hillel helps students find a balance between being distinctively Jewish and universally human by encouraging them to pursue tzedek (social justice), tikkun olam (repairing the world), and Jewish learning, and to support Israel and global Jewish peoplehood. Penn State Hillel is committed to excellence, innovation, accountability, and results.

Meeting Schedule
  • Friday Shabbat Services
    6:30 p.m.
    Room 118 & Memorial Lounge, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

  • Friday Shabbat Dinner
    7:30 p.m.
    Memorial Lounge, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

Connect
  • 114 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
    (814) 863-3816

Mormon

Latter-Day Saint Student Association

Latter-Day Saint Student Association

Mission

Encourage and support members in achieving their academic goals and maintaining a balanced life while on campus, by encouraging members to participate in activities and services on campus and in the community.

Not Currently Active

This group is not currently active. Please contact the Office of Student Activities in 103 HUB-Robeson Center (814-863-4624, studentorg@psu.edu) if you have questions about this organization's status.

Pagan

Silver Circle

Silver Circle

Mission

Silver Circle provides a supportive and educational meeting ground for people interested in all paths of pagan spirituality. Silver Circle also aims to foster a healthy spiritual community for people of different spiritual paths, educate the University, local community, and others about pagans and paganism, provide a safe space and promote understanding, acceptance, and tolerance.

Meeting Schedule
  • Tuesdays
    7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Room 104, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
Connect

Spiritual/Meditation

Dharma Lions

Dharma Lions: The Mindfulness and Meditation Community at Penn State

Mission

Dharma Lions is a community that’s dedicated to practicing and revealing greater sense of well-being for ourselves and others. We provide space to explore mindfulness in a simple yet direct and meaningful way, usually through guided instructions by senior meditation practitioners. The invitation is to explore our deepest values, discover the inner world of authenticity, and experience a true sense of belonging. Our group is open to all students and local community members from beginners to enlightened beings:) We hope to meet you and learn together from each other. May you be well, happy, and peaceful!

Not Currently Active

This group is not currently active. Please contact the Office of Student Activities in 103 HUB-Robeson Center (814-863-4624, studentorg@psu.edu) if you have questions about this organization's status.