Celebrating Community


The coming together of students, staff and faculty to worship and celebrate has throughout its history been an integral part of the Catholic heritage of Seton Hill. Whether through large liturgical services in St. Joseph Chapel or small intimate gatherings, students are encouraged to explore and develop a rich and vibrant spiritual life. The presence of a university chaplain and the observance of liturgical seasons such as Advent and Lent foster an atmosphere that celebrates the sacred in the daily life and activities of the Seton Hill student. 

Seton Hill recognizes that its community members have spiritual and ethnic roots that extend to a wide variety of faith traditions and religions. As the home of The National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education, Seton Hill exhibits a special awareness of Judaic-Christian dialogue. Kristallnacht and Yom Hashoah services of remembrance are held annually, in addition to other interfaith and ecumenical celebrations on days of religious and national significance. In particular, Seton Hill rejoices in the achievements of women and celebrates with great joy occasions that highlight the unique roles women have played in the history of the Church and the world. Other special events such as the Opening Liturgy and Christmas on the Hill provide students with opportunities to express their own uniqueness, gifts, and talents. 

Throughout all its campus celebrations Seton Hill joyfully acknowledges the presence of God found in the goodness of life and all of creation.