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Mission

Spirituality & Religious Life at RIT cultivates engaged and vibrant religious, secular, and spiritual communities on campus that explore deep questions of purpose, meaning, and value.

Vision

Spirituality & Religious Life welcomes all students, families, faculty, and staff grappling with deep questions of purpose, meaning, and value. Our vision is for every member of our campus to experience the welcome, caring, and fun of a supportive community that enables them to grow into their best selves and put their values to work in the world. This includes helping people understand, appreciate, and work well with those different from oneself in religious, secular, or spiritual worldview and connect with off-campus religious, secular, and spiritual communities.

Values

Exploration – We encourage people to grapple with deep questions of purpose, meaning, and value, to explore what life means to them, why we are all here, and what we should do about it.

Community – We believe that the deepest personal and spiritual exploration happens within a welcoming, caring, and fun community. Communities provide ways to approach, explore, and answer deep questions of purpose, meaning, and value. They help define how to put values to work in the world, through worship, service, and ethics. 

Wellbeing – Spirituality has been a key source of resilience and wellbeing throughout human history. We foster opportunities for people to explore how their spirituality (including religious practice) supports their work in the world and ability to cope with major life transitions, relationships with others, stress, and life’s inevitable catastrophes.

Pluralism – We all live and work in a religiously/spiritually plural world and a rapidly globalizing society that brings us into frequent and repeated contact with those whose worldviews are different from our own. Pluralism is the belief that this is not only inevitable, but it is also good. A commitment to pluralism entails a mandate to welcome that diversity of worldview and understand it, both as an institution and as individuals within that institution. 


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