The Office of Religious & Spiritual Life supports all of the traditions and spiritual perspectives represented in the Wellesley community.
The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life strives to support the spiritual, educational and worship needs of all Wellesley students. Support and celebration for people of Baha'i, Buddhist, Christian (Orthodox, Protestant, Roman Catholic), Hindu, Jain, Jewish, Muslim, Native African, Native American, Pagan, Secular, Sikh, Unitarian Universalist, Zoroastrian and other religious traditions is offered by the religious team of chaplains and advisors available for religious and pastoral counseling. In addition, all college community members are invited to discover the common spiritual threads. Through a series of multi-faith educational programs and community worship opportunities, these common spiritual threads bind us together as one people.
Inspired by Wellesley's historic belief that education is a spiritual as well as an intellectual journey, this program centers around a vision in which all particular expressions of faith are celebrated and in which dialogue about common moral, ethical and spiritual issues is encouraged. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to take part in one or more of these faith communities for worship, meditation, practice, and discussion on a weekly basis as well as for educational and social activities throughout the academic year.
In 1993, the Wellesley College community was introduced to an exciting new model of religious and spiritual life. Seeking to respond to the rich diversity of religious traditions and spirtual practices represented among community members, the college created a multi-faith program through the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.