Houghton Chapel and Multifaith Center
Services from many religions are held at Houghton Memorial Chapel, which was designed by Heins and LaFarge and completed in 1899. Currently the Religious and Spiritual Life team at Wellesley includes a Buddhist advisor, a Hindu advisor, a Hillel director and associate director, a Muslim chaplain, a director of Newman Catholic Ministry, a Protestant Christian chaplain, a liaison to the Evangelical Christian community, and a Unitarian Universalist chaplain. The program also includes advisors and student groups for the Baha'i, Jain, Native African, Native American, Pagan, Sikh, and Zoroastrian communities. Wellesley celebrates its diversity and fosters a sense of community through a multi-faith team approach to religion. The College's Religious and Spiritual Life program has become a national model, followed by over 300 colleges nationwide.
Houghton Chapel is also home for many of Wellesley's musical performances, including those by the Triple Helix Piano Trio, Wellesley-Brandeis Orchestra, and the Wellesley College Choir, which often hosts concerts with other colleges and universities. Wellesley's traditions of stepsinging and Flower Sunday also take place here.