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?
Fifteen students, staff and faculty from Ursinus are in New York City for the 63rd annual meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women, an intergovernmental body that meets at the United Nations to focus on ways to promote gender equality.
A commissioning ceremony was held for Reverend Terri Ofori, chaplain and director of religious and spiritual life, on Oct. 28.