SRL Major Events






FRIDAY, MAY 12TH, 2023 4:30 pm


Related to the Latin word “baccalaureus” which refers to the granting of a bachelor’s degree, Baccalaureate service has its roots in our nation’s colonial period. Beginning with the founding of  Harvard College in 1636, American higher education was predominantly private and religious in character, a characteristic that continued until the establishment of the first public Land Grant colleges in the mid-nineteenth century. 

In such a context, it was natural that religious expression would be integral to official observance. Thus began a uniquely American graduation custom: Baccalaureate service.  Allegheny College celebrates with a service and content that reflect the multi-faith nature of our community and seek to address the spiritual aspect of this milestone for all of our graduates, regardless of their religious or spiritual commitment.

Program: Baccalaureate 2023

Slideshow: Senior Photos

SRL Week 2023

March 13-17, 2023

Spiritual and Religious Life clubs focus on a theme of their choice and how it’s addressed and dealt with in their religion. All events are free and open to the public. 

March 13-17, 2023

Monday, March 13, 8:00-9:00 PM at CC 206

Newman Catholic Campus Ministry: Catholicism & the Liberal Arts

Newman Catholic Campus Ministry is hosting a meeting on Monday, March 13 from 8:00-9:00 PM in CC 206 entitled “Catholicism & the Liberal Arts” led by Fr. Jeff Lucas, Campus Minister and Newman Advisor. The presentation will include a listing and description of the seven liberal arts developed in Classical times and how they were received and used in the Christian Church from Late Antiquity through the Middle Ages to the Renaissance and beyond. The presentation is geared toward making our Catholic perspective accessible to all students, not just Catholics. Hope to see you all there!

Tuesday, March 14: 8:30 pm at Ford Chapel

Allegheny Christian Outreach (ACO): Sabbath 

Are you tired?  Burned out?  Too busy to slow down?  Worn out from all your activities?  Join us Tuesday evening, March 14 at 8:30 pm in the Ford Chapel for a hot drink and a much-needed rest!  Allegheny Christian Outreach welcomes professor Becky Dawson to speak about Christian perspective on rest.  (Not Christian?  That’s okay!  This is geared toward making our Christian perspective accessible for all students, no matter your religious background.)

Wednesday, March 15: 5:00-6)) pm at Grounds for Change (GFC)

Sojourners: History of St. Patrick’s Day

We are going to be talking about the history of St. Patrick’s Day and planning to host an open tab in GFC similar to the upcoming Valentine’s Day event. Students will be welcome to join Sojourners in celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by relaxing and enjoying a drink at GFC, decorating shamrocks, and learning about the holiday’s history through small table decorations.

Thursday, March 16: 8:30pm – 9:30pm at the Quigley Auditorium 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA): Coaches Panel 

God uses normal people in extraordinary ways! We see this in a wide variety of stories in the Bible and continue to see that in the lives of so many Christians today. FCA is planning to have a Coaches Panel at our regular general meeting time (8:30 pm). We will make an emphasis with this with the Coaches Panel and see how God has the coaches and athletic staff in extraordinary ways to be a light for Him on our campus.

Friday, March 17: 4:30-5:30 at the PAM HOUSE

Hillel: Challah, Matzah and Passover

Hillel is hosting a challah baking event and will focus on the connection between challah, matzah and the significance of the two to Passover. We plan to bake challah (and maybe offer matzah) and discuss the religious and cultural significance of both breads. This event will be at the PAM house. We will have small info pamphlets that people can take.

Friday, March 17: 6:00-7:30 at Grounds for Change (GFC)

The Islamic Cultural Association: Ramadan (the Month of Fasting for Muslims) 

The Islamic Cultural Association plans to focus on Ramadan (the month of fasting for Muslims).  What is it? How? Why? And more. This event will take place in Grounds for Change (GFC) from 6:00 until 7:30 pm where we will have an open tab! We will begin with a short presentation about Ramadan, discussing its importance in the Muslim World, and then end with a Kahoot to test your knowledge. There will also be some delicious sweets for you to try!

For More Info:

Spiritual and Religious Life Office
Campus Center 312C or 814-332-4356