Office of the Chaplain

Responsible for fostering and nurturing spiritual growth and wholeness during your years of living and learning at Ursinus College.

The Religious and Spiritual Life community is united by mutual respect for the religious insights of one other in an attitude of openness before God with the goal of reflecting the beloved community where we attempt to create room for all, justice for all, joy for all, and peace for all.

The office seeks to provide support for individuals and groups engaged in religious activities related to specific faith traditions and those exploring personal spiritual development. This includes ecumenical and interfaith activities, programs, and workshops related to the understanding and appreciation of a variety of cultures and beliefs, the examination of personal values, and the pursuit of justice and contribution to the common good.

Below are our signature events:

Weekly Chapel Service

The Ursinus community is invited to a weekly Evensong service in the Christian tradition. It is a time for music, fellowship, and study led by the Chapel Leaders and featuring the Ursinus Gospel Choir on Tuesday evenings from 7-8 pm in the Bomberger Meditation Chapel. 

Monthly Interfaith Gatherings: Soul Food Sunday

The Ursinus community is invited to monthly Interfaith gatherings facilitated by the Chaplain featuring religious leaders from various faith traditions and faculty and staff to promote peace and mutual understanding through interfaith discussion. Check Chapel social media for exact dates, times, and meeting themes for these events. 


The Ursinus campus and local community are invited to engage in interfaith dialogue, about the intersections between spirituality and contemporary issues on the last Wednesday, of the month in the Office of the Chaplain from 5-6pm. Light refreshments are served. All are welcome!

Sisters in Spirit: Women’s Spirituality

“Sisters in Spirit” (SIS) is a spiritual formation and support group for women who wish to use spirituality as a resource for personal and communal transformation. We will come together to discuss issues concerning women in society and academia. We will learn ways to support one another, and provide support for overall leadership development. These meetings occur on the first Wednesday of each month at 4:30 in the Meditation Chapel.

Reverend Betty Wright-Riggins

Interim Chaplain and Director of Religious and Spiritual Life
Bomberger Hall