Important Announcement

Due to coronavirus precautions instituted by Oberlin College and the state of Ohio, affiliates within the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life are maintaining remote office hours for the duration of the 2019-2020 academic year.

For specific appointments or general information, please contact Multifaith Coordinator Maysan Haydar or Multifaith Chaplain David Dorsey.

Room 217

exterior view of sandy coored brick building with magnolia tree on side.
Wilder Hall provides office space for the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life as well as for student organizations, the Student Union, and the Office of the Dean of Students. Photo credit: Tanya Rosen-Jones ’97

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL) is a multifaith resource center that supports religious practice, education, service, and activism, and provides spiritual support and counseling. ORSL organizes opportunities for individual and group religious observance, study, and growth; supports on- and off-campus spiritual communities and service and social justice movements; and promotes multifaith dialogue, understanding, and action within and beyond the college community.

Whether you are deeply rooted in a faith tradition, a seeker searching for a spiritual community and practices to nourish you, or a skeptic curious about religion and its roles in our society and world, we welcome you and hope you will find among our programming valuable opportunities to learn and grow along your particular journey.

Oberlin was founded on strong religious convictions and a passionate desire to make the world a better place. Today spiritual life at Oberlin takes shape in an exciting multitude of vibrant religious communities and activities that enrich our campus life. We also participate in the dynamic religious life of the local community.

We invite you to explore our offerings and to seek us out as you connect with the endless opportunities for growth and community that spiritual life offers. 

ORSL Newsletter

Stay abreast of news, programming, and events by subscribing to the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life weekly newsletter . Want to subscribe? Please complete our online subscription form .

Reserve the Chapel

  • Fairchild Chapel is a  a 150-seat Medieval-inspired sandstone chapel in Oberlin’s Bosworth Hall. The space is available for weddings, receptions, recitals, and spiritual and religious events. To make a reservation, please fill out our online reservation form.