Penn State UU Students
A bit about the Unitarian Universalist Students
UUS is a community of undergraduate and graduate students exploring, living, and sharing UU values. We celebrate diversity and seek to be a supportive community for all people, regardless of religious or spiritual background.
Who we are
Vice President: Caroline Head
Secretary/ Treasurer: Jordan Incorvaia
Campus Coordinator: Erin Carter
Faculty Advisor: Laura Brown
Here's what the Unitarian Universalist Students are up to this year!
1. Rotating Wednesday programming (5 PM- 6 PM @ 126 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center):
Story Club: Each meeting will be centered around readings and discussion of selected/brought short stories, poems, essays, etc.
Religious and Cultural Exploration: Our principles are centered around expanding your spiritual journey by learning from others. During this time, we will have discussions, celebrations, lessons on other religions or belief systems. We will invite other Penn State faith based organizations to participate in interfaith discussions in which learning about heritage, beliefs, and traditions are the focus.
Activist and Advocacy Engagement: These meetings will be spent discussing current social issues around the world or close to home. We are interested in inviting representatives from Penn State/ State College community activist or advocacy groups to share and discuss the issues present on our own campus that we may be able to lend a hand to.
Community Strengthening: These days are reserved for any activities that will strengthen our group! Community game nights at the UUFCC, potlucks/ dinners downtown, movie nights or any other fun happenings in State College!
2. On Thursdays, we host a discussion group called Finding Your Path from 8 PM to 9 PM in room 126 at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center. FYP is a reflective discussion group with changing themes/ focuses/ questions each week. We are extremely intentional about creating a safe and supportive space where anyone feels accepted and free to share and join in meaningful discussion.
3. Volunteering has become a large part of our groups focus. By engaging in service learning opportunities, we are able to connect with community leaders and organizations, while learning about the needs of the local community. This year, we are joining forces with Calvary Church on the first Saturday of each month for combined community service at a variety of community organizations. In this way, we foster interfaith relationships through shared experience and work.
Stay updated on what we're doing by joining our open Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UUSofPSU/