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All classes will be held online beginning on March 16 and continuing through the duration of the spring semester. All on-campus student-sponsored events and activities during this time will be canceled. Students are strongly discouraged from returning to campus or off-campus residences during this time. More information on Penn State News

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The Center for Character, Conscience, and Public Purpose strives to inspire every Penn State student to live a life defined by a strong character, a thoughtful conscience, and an understanding of their responsibility for the public good. The Center offers programs and services that challenge students to reflect on questions of personal conscience and character and equip students with the understanding, motivation, and skills of responsible citizenship.


The Center for Character, Conscience, and Public Purpose promotes the development of ethical leadership and civic learning among Penn State’s students through reflection, dialogue, and action.  Grounded in Penn State’s land-grant mission of preparing engaged citizens and enhancing the University’s General Education learning objective of Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning, the Center prepares students for lives of thoughtful and committed ethical leadership in advancement of the public good and a sustainable and successful democracy.

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Center for Character, Conscience, & Public Purpose

102 HUB-Robeson Center
University Park, PA 16802