About the Center
The mission of the Arlen Specter Center for Public Service at Philadelphia University is to facilitate and promote public service and civic education in a cross-disciplinary, neutral setting. The work of the Center will include programming inspired by Senator Specter’s long-term interests and accomplishments. In collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh, the Center will preserve, organize and provide access to Senator Specter’s historic archive of papers, photographs and political documents for the benefit of researchers and scholars and the public.
The home of the Arlen Specter Center for Public Service is in the historic Roxboro House at Philadelphia University, located in the East Falls section of Philadelphia. Built circa the 1800s, the house was considered a historic and important touchstone to both Philadelphia and America's origins by Senator Specter, making it the ideal location for the Center.