California University of Pennsylvania, a comprehensive regional institution of higher education and a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is a diverse caring and scholarly learning community dedicated to excellence in the liberal arts, science and technology, and professional studies that is devoted to building character and careers, broadly defined.
The mission of California University of Pennsylvania is to build the character and careers of our students. And while building careers may be expected of 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, 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 upon 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.
The main campus consists of 38 buildings situated on 90 acres. An additional 98-acre recreation complex, George H. Roadman University Park, is located one mile from campus. This complex includes a football stadium, an all-weather track, tennis courts, a baseball diamond, a softball diamond, soccer and rugby fields, a cross country course, areas for intramural sports, and picnic facilities.
Located on the Appalachian Plateau, an area of rolling hills, the university is a short drive from camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, white water rafting, and canoeing, and skiing activities in the Laurel Mountains. In addition to cultural activities provided on campus, the student has easy access to the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, located only 30 miles from campus. This provides an opportunity to enjoy the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Pittsburgh Ballet, the Civic Light Opera, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates, various museums and all of the excitement and attractions of a metropolitan area.
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