The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL) is part of the Division of Student Life and is led by a director who is a member of the General Faculty and a full-time administrative and professional staff member of the college, reporting to the dean of students.
The director is responsible for the development and implementation of the office’s mission and goals and for the administration of the office, including personnel, budgets, facilities, communications, institutional relations, policies, procedures, reports, and records. In addition to these administrative functions, the director serves as the campus’s lead religious professional, promoting multifaith understanding, conversation, and cooperation, educating about general religious and ethical life issues, and providing the college with ceremonial leadership and pastoral care.
The director also provides support to campus spiritual communities and individuals, including people from non-predominant religious traditions, spiritual seekers, and non-theists.
Religious Life Affiliates
Religious Life Affiliates are professional religious leaders who work on campus full or part time. They serve on campus by agreement between the college and their external placing agencies through the director of the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life. Their primary responsibilities are to their particular religious communities, but through agreement with the director, they may also share responsibility for the multifaith and general religious, spiritual, and ethical life of the college.
Religious Life Advisors & Coordinators
The director of the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, in addition to coordinating the team of Religious Life Affiliates, also coordinates a network of Religious Life Advisors— general faculty members, community clergy, and community members who provide spiritual support, leadership development, program development, and administrative support for campus spiritual communities in a less than quarter-time capacity.