We understand that your faith is important, and we want to make sure you have the support you need to worship in peace as you choose.
The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life supports nine religious organizations and welcomes student initiatives in forming others. It provides you with ongoing support and resources to enhance your personal spiritual journey. Several part-time faith attendants are here to support you—a Catholic chaplain, a director of Hillel and a campus Protestant minister. Other faiths receive assistance from the Director of Religious and Spiritual Life, including hosting religious leaders from a variety of places. Union values religion as a crucial part of cultural diversity and is dedicated to building religious fluency among our students.
You may be interested to discover that:
- The Association of Atheists and Agnostics hosts various speakers during the year.
- You can attend Roman Catholic Mass across the street, followed by a light supper sponsored by the Catholic Student Association.
- Hillel and Chabad each provides a weekly Kosher Shabbat dinner, with student-led services at Hillel.
- A weekly service of prayer and meditation as well as scripture study is offered by both the Campus Protestant Minister and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.
- AUM, the Association of Eastern Religions and Philosophy, celebrates a campus version of Dwali and Holi as well as weekly text discussions.
- The Muslim Student Association gathers for Ramadan break fast (iftar) and offers weekly prayer.
- The Multi-faith Council is open to anyone that is interested in working toward religious pluralism.
- Dining Services offers support and resources for all religious dietary disciplines, from Halal to vegan.