Spiritual life represents a collaboration of departments and student groups that engage the community in multifaith and spiritual encounters. Programs encourage personal reflection, spiritual practice, and interfaith dialogue. Through individual conversations with Chaplain Laura Biddle as well as group gatherings with the Multifaith Council and meditation and study groups, the campus community is invited to deepen their spiritual health and well-being.
We believe that education is a spiritual as well as intellectual journey.
We recognize the importance of offering safe and peaceful spaces for conversations about love, loss, religious differences, sexual assault, compassion, and vulnerability.
We provide a quiet refuge for reflection and silence, and a haven for the campus community to discover the power of the human spirit.
Twice each semester, we extend an invitation to gather together for a walk through our labyrinth. Walking a labyrinth is a way we affirm all traditions, practices and rituals while inspiring compassion and understanding. Our labyrinth is portable and can be used by faculty and students as a tool for centering and meditation.
Student groups that are related to Spiritual Life have included:
- Progressive Christians
- The Talk with Veterans
- Pagan Club
- Muslim Group
- Gospel Choir
- Multifaith Council
If you are interested in participating in a spiritual life group or would like to talk about your spiritual journey, please contact Laura Biddle.
The spiritual life office is located in Ellison Campus Center, room 219.
Please join Laura for coffee and casual conversation on Thursday mornings at 10 am in our on-campus Starbucks. All are welcome!