Multifaith Center

Lewis House lounge area.
Multipurpose Room in the Multifaith Center. Photo credit: Tanya Rosen-Jones ’97


*Lewis House space has been reallocated during the Covid-19 crisis to expand student safety and increase abilities to socially distance. It is not available for reservation or for events until further notice.*

The Oberlin College Multifaith Center is located in campus-based Lewis House. The center has program space for the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL) and its multifaith and tradition-specific religious, spiritual, ethical, and educational programming and services. ORSL’s office suite is in Wilder Hall, Room 217.

The Multifaith Center may be reserved as a gathering, meeting, and retreat space for campus spiritual communities, local religious communities, and related peace, service, and social justice organizations.

To make a reservation, please fill out the online reservation request form. Space users are responsible for following ORSL policies regarding the kitchen and all spaces. Users may be charged a fee if the spaces are not left in a clean and neat condition.

The facility includes:

  • An entrance foyer with space for stowing personal belongings
  • A multifaith reflection room at the center of the house for various forms of worship, prayer, meditation, and spiritual practice with seating for eight people
  • A living room for gatherings with seating for 18 people
  • A dining room for meals and meetings with seating for 14 people
  • A large kitchen for the preparation of meals
  • A gender-neutral restroom
  • A meditation/multifaith prayer room (second floor)
  • A front porch and yard and large backyard area
  • A conference room with seating for 16 people (second floor; booked through the Office of the Ombudsperson)

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, the Office of the Ombudsperson, and the Yeworkwha Belachew Center for Dialogue at Oberlin College share Lewis House. No spaces on the second floor except the meditation/multifaith prayer room and restroom should be used by ORSL users without prior consultation with the Office of the Ombudsperson.