Grove City College will transform an office building a few blocks from campus into a new center for community engagement, education and innovation.
The College has taken the first step towards creating the center when it completed the purchase of the 77,000-square foot office building at 125 Lincoln Avenue in the borough of Grove City today. The property previously housed the corporate offices of United States Investigative Services (USIS), a government contracting company that declared bankruptcy in 2015.
Facilitating the College’s commitment to advancing the common good, the center will be used to support major initiatives involving entrepreneurship, rural ministry and graduate education. The building will also house Grove City College’s Center for Vision & Values and support its mission to promote principles of faith and freedom to the next generation of American leaders. The College will be developing additional uses designed to strengthen the relationship between the campus and community.
“The acquisition of this building has been made possible primarily with the support of generous College trustees and represents the College’s commitment to the town of Grove City and the region. We see wonderful opportunities ahead for meaningful connections with the community through the center’s initiatives,” College President Paul J. McNulty ’80 said. The Lincoln Avenue property, situated along Wolf Creek, is the largest off-campus building investment in the College’s history.