CERA provides office space to a variety of religious/spiritual student organizations. Out of approximately 60 religious/spiritual student organizations on campus, nearly 40 groups are affiliated with CERA.
- Directory of recognized religious/spiritual student organizations at Penn State
- CERA affiliate groups' worship and meeting schedules (PDF)
- CERA Handbook (.doc)
- CERA Affiliation Application (.doc)
- Procedure for Obtaining an Office (.doc)
CERA welcomes the use of symbols and traditions. From art displays, high holidays, programs, weddings and memorial services we celebrate and honor the cultural differences among the organizations and we try to actively use those differences to educate one another.
The CERA Fellowship program was created in 2005 and identifies two Penn State undergraduate students who have a sincere concern for civic engagement and character development and also yearn to foster interfaith understanding as a vital component of a democratic society.
Students may apply to become Fellows and they are awarded a stipend for one academic year. The Fellows help plan and organize educational programs, facilitate an active corps of students interested in interfaith activities and character development, conduct outreach and leadership to the University community in matters of ethics, character development, and serve on committees.
For more information on the fellowship, please contact Beth Bradley or call 814-865-6548.
Work Study Opportunities
CERA provides undergraduate students with work study employment and professional development opportunities through the CERA Work Study Program.
Position descriptions and employment applications:
Individual Services: Memorial services can be scheduled for full-time students, alumni, Penn State employees/employee's immediate family and members of the Penn State community. Printed programs, flowers, ushers, and so forth are provided by the sponsor.
For more information, please contact the CERA Scheduler via email or at 814-865-6548.
Private baptism services may be scheduled in the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center-Eisenhower Chapel. CERA can schedule the space and families must organize the officiates, musicians, florists, photographers, and so forth. Baptisms scheduled within regular worship service will not be charged a usage fee.
The Pasquerilla Spiritual Center-Eisenhower Chapel is a popular venue for recitals. The State College Choral Society and the Penn State School of Music are two organizations in particular who use the Center for their performances.
Please contact CERA at 814-865-6548 or by email for more information regarding fees and services.