"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Cry out, “Save us, God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, and glory in your praise.” Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Then all the people said “Amen” and “Praise the LORD.” 1 Chronicles 16:34-36 (NIV)

 

STUDENT FOOD PANTRY

The Westminster College Student Food Pantry is provided as a ministry of the Office of Faith and Spirituality and is supported by the Board of Trustees, community Churches, administration, staff and the surrounding community.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Faith and Spirituality at chapel@westminster.edu, by phone at (724) 946-7117 or in person at MCC 223.

The Student Food Pantry is available to all registered students of Westminster College to provide support for food insecurities so  students may achieve academic success.   

The only requirement to receive food from the Food Pantry is that you must register.  Register online at Food Pantry Registration or scan the QR Code with your phone.

Once you are registered you can stop at the Student Food Pantry which is located in the McKelvey Campus Center Room #165 (just past the mailroom - heading to Patterson Hall) and pick up a pre-packed Food Tote that provides a variety of dry and canned good food options. The current hours for the Food Pantry are as follows with start date of February 1, 2021 for the Spring Semester.

  • Mondays:  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Tuesdays:  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Wednesdays:  3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Once a student is registered, you may also place a personal food order using the following online form Food Pantry Order Form.   Food Order submissions must be received by Wednesdays at 4:00 PM to be filled the following week.  You can also scan the QR Code with your phone to place your order.

 

LENDING LIBRARY

The Lending Library is a program designed to help economically challenged students purchase required textbooks needed for classes.  The intended goal of the program is to ease the financial and emotional burden on students who may not be able to afford to purchase books. Students can “borrow” books on a semester basis, and after the completion of the semester, the books will be returned to the Office of Faith and Spirituality Lending Library.

 

To participate, students are required to submit an Application and Borrowing Agreement.  The Application and Borrowing agreement are available online or paper hard copies  Lending Library Application 2021.pdf  and are also available in the Office of Faith and Spirituality (MCC 223).  Upon verification of eligibility for assistance verified by the Financial Aid Office that the student meets the required financial aid guidelines, the student will be eligible for Lending Library books.   Once a student is verified in the Fall semester they are also qualified for the Spring semester in the academic year. 

 

RULES FOR BORROWERS

  • Borrowers are responsible for supplying current information and notifying the Office of Faith and Spirituality if there are any changes.
  • Borrowers are subject to the rules and regulations of the Lending Library and are responsible for knowing and observing the rules.
  • Borrowers are responsible for the safe and timely return of the materials to the Lending Library.
  • Borrowers should report lost or stolen books immediately to the Office of Faith and Spirituality.
  • Borrowers should be aware of the replacement charges assessed for non-returned books.  If borrowers do not return books, they will be charged the amount of the books along with a $50.00 fine per book for each book not returned.
  • Borrowed books are to be returned no later than the student’s last day of Finals, before the student departs campus for the end of the semester.

 

For further information or questions, contact the Office of Faith and Spirituality at chapel@westminster.edu, by phone (724) 946-7117 or in person at MCC 223.

 

 

As a college community we strive to provide a supportive atmosphere that welcomes and respects individuals who represent a wide range of beliefs. The Westminster community reflects a climate of respect for people of all faiths and backgrounds, creates camaraderie, and giving of self.  As a faith-based college we strive to model a philosophy of service-over-self that is grateful for the gifts of God that are from everlasting to everlasting.

Since its beginnings in 1852 Westminster College has been a church-related institution. We are related to the Presbyterian Church (USA) by covenant with the Synod of the Trinity which states: “Students at Westminster are enrolled in a college sustained through the decades by what was the United Presbyterian Church of North America. This heritage has at its core those ideals exemplified by Jesus Christ. Today the College strives continually to understand and express the relationship between its religious heritage and the liberal arts ideals and values in ways relevant to a rapidly changing world. Westminster embraces the whole church with its many traditions and the human race in its diversity. The College is open to the moral and spiritual character of different religious traditions and resolves to continue its participation in both ecumenical and interfaith endeavors." Covenant Agreement with Synod of the Trinity, 2008. 

Students and staff may develop and grow in their faith through taking advantage of weekly non-denominational worship experiences and Catholic Mass, both of which are offered on campus, attending local houses of worship (we provide a detailed listing of places to worship for most religious traditions in the area), volunteer opportunities (local and international), fellowship organizations, and small groups. 

Westminster’s Board of Trustees, administration, faculty and students develop their policies and practices based on the principles, values and ideals of our Judeo-Christian traditions. Every member of the Westminster College community is expected to honor the standards of compassion, justice, and a disciplined life in the pursuit of excellence.

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