Spirituality and Religious Life

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.

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Our Value at SRL

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.

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.

Wellbeing

We foster opportunities for people to explore how their spirituality (including religious practice) supports their work in the world and their ability to cope with major life transitions, relationships with others, stress, and life’s inevitable catastrophes.

Who do we serve?

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.

Students

The chaplains in Spirituality & Religious Life are confidential resources, please stop by our office in the Schmitt Interfaith Center (1400), or connect with a chaplain!

It doesn't matter what your religion is (or if you even have one). All of our chaplains provide care to all of our students, regardless of spiritual, religious, or secular identity.

Parents

The confidential program for Parents & Families helps parents understand what to expect when their children go off to college and provides some helpful tips. 

We are happy to talk to you in general about our resources or concerns you may have. Spirituality & Religious Life must abide by the same laws and policies for privacy as other RIT departments, so we cannot disclose any information about your specific student.

Staff

Spirituality & Religious Life doesn't just support students. We support everyone! RIT faculty, staff, and families are within our circle of care. 

We provide confidential sessions, celebrations and memorials for faculty staff, and help connecting staff to on/off campus communities!