The Ecumenical Center has long been a gathering place for campus and community to pursue their own faiths and learn of the diversity of world religions. The EC grew out of the former Newman Center on Hartung Street, near the old Deckner campus (pictured above), and opened a second location in fall 1969, in a building near the main entrance on Nicolet Drive. The current facility dates to 1982. It is an “island” surrounded by state property (separation of church and state), and operates independently with a private, multidenominational board of directors. It was renamed The Richard Mauthe Center for Faith, Spirituality, and Social Justice in 2010.