Peace Pole is what’s new on campus for 2022-23 at La Salle University Philadelphia, PA, USA
August 18, 2022
A place for peace:
A student-driven project came to fruition in April 2022, with the installation of a Peace Pole, located on the edge of Hansen Quad near College Hall and the De La Salle Chapel. Intended as a spot for campus reflection, the peace pole features the message “Peace will prevail” in multiple languages commonly spoken on campus. They include English, French, Spanish, Russian, Swahili, Arabic, and Mandarin Chinese.
University Ministry, Service, and Support (UMAS) helped facilitate the Peace Pole’s installation, in collaboration with the Multicultural and International Center. Assistant Vice President of UMAS Brother Bob Kinzler, FSC, said he envisions the Peace Pole being utilized during celebratory times in the academic and Lasallian calendars, like in September and October during International Lasallian Days for Peace.