Encouraging students to explore and develop their spiritual life as part of a liberal arts education. 

In concert with the College’s goal to provide a transformative experience for students, the chaplaincy program is designed to help students explore, nurture, and strengthen their spiritual lives.  The objective of the program is to provide students with a means to express their faith, if they wish to do so, in a safe, respectful, and open manner.  

Traditionally, Ursinus has recognized diversity of expression and freedom to worship. The chaplain and director of religious and spiritual life coordinates campus religious organizations and community service activities.

The program presently consists of four distinct components: 

The primary goal is to provide an integrative space for students to engage and explore quintessential ontological questions  that have to do with making meaning of the self in relation to the world and aspects of the new core curriculum that asks students to thoughtfully consider answers to four fundamental questions:

  • What should matter to me?
  • How should we live together?
  • How can we understand the world?
  • What will I do?


Featured Events

March 27th, 2019

  • Mar 27 2019 4:45pm
    auschwitz Holocaust Remembrance Program
    Pfahler Hall (Musser Auditorium)

    One of eight children, ERNIE GROSS was born into a Jewish family in 1929 in Romania. However, at 15 his life changed forever when, in April 1944, his family was deported to Auschwitz. Come hear him tell his story.

April 2nd, 2019

April 4th, 2019

  • Apr 4 2019 6:30pm
    Jeremy Dauber Book cover Jewish Comedy, A Serious History: An Evening with Jeremy Dauber
    Musser Auditorium
    Jeremy Dauber shows that Jerry Seinfeld and Sarah Silverman are just the latest members of an ancient tradition of Jewish humor that stretches all the way back to the Bible. The professor will trace the origins of Jewish comedy from biblical times to the Twitter age, including the ways comedy was mirrored and shaped throughout history.