Assistant Director for Spiritual and Religious Life
What is a Chaplain?
A chaplain is someone with advanced training in religion, theology, or spirituality and pastoral/ spiritual care who works in an institution such as a college or university, hospital, prison, or the military. In essence, chaplains are trained to listen, care, and have deep conversations about difficult topics in places where people are often stressed or distressed
Do I need to be religious or spiritual to talk to a chaplain?
NO. Chaplains are trained to have deep conversations about the meaning of life, our purpose in the world, personal values and relationships, ethical dilemmas, and many other common human problems, regardless of whether you think of these things spiritually religiously, or secularly.