Spirituality and Religious Life

Schmitt Interfaith Center
(Building 16)

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

On-Campus Communities

Below is a list of all spiritual and/or religious partner communities and student clubs that are present at RIT.

* = student club
^ = deaf and hard of hearing supported

Check out a full list here!

Off-Campus Communities

For a comprehensive list of different houses of worship and spiritual life in the Greater Rochester Area, please click here.

Spirituality and Religious Life Values


We all live and work in a spiritually/religiously plural world and a rapidly globalizing society that brings us into frequent and repeated contact with those whose worldviews are different from our own.


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.


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.


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.

Whom do we serve?

Spirituality and 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 the context of a particular religious, secular, or spiritual worldview and connect with off-campus religious, secular, and spiritual communities.