Our_aims - California University of Pennsylvania

he mission of California University of Pennsylvania is to build the character and careers of its students. And while building careers seems normal for universities, building character may seem less so. But the rationale for building character as well as careers is best seen in these words by Theodore Roosevelt: “To educate a person in mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.”

Since 1852, thousands of eager students have seized the opportunity to develop their character and careers here and, in so doing, have improved their lives and the lives of those around them.

To advance its ultimate mission of building the character and careers of students, the University relies on committed faculty, motivated students, challenging programs, and exceptional facilities. We invite you to meet our faculty and students, to evaluate our academic programs, and to tour our facilities.

Since learning at California University is not restricted to one’s academic major, the university experience here is a broad one, involving many co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities. Students can select from a number of academic minors and concentrations, and can choose from a long list of student activities, ranging from athletics to honor fraternities and sororities, and from Greek organizations to service learning and scores of student clubs and organizations.

We are a student-centered university that is committed above all to academic excellence and intellectual rigor in the context of personal and institutional integrity, civility, and responsibility.

I encourage you to browse through our website. It can tell you much about the university and its programs. I hope each of you will become more interested in California University of Pennsylvania and plan to visit.

It would be our pleasure to welcome you.

Angelo Armenti Jr.

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