The Office of Religious Life organizes religious programs and events at the university. The three staff religious leaders (Catholic priest/chaplain, Protestant chaplain and Muslim religious life coordinator) oversee their respective communities at Quinnipiac; they coordinate worship and prayer services and provide spiritual/pastoral counseling. For those students belonging to a community not represented on campus, the office can provide assistance in making connections with local religious resources. The Office of Religious Life serves as a resource to the university on issues of religion, ethics and spirituality. The staff members work to raise the visibility of religion on campus through tradition-specific as well as interfaith programming, and when required, provide a religious presence at university events.
The Center for Religion
The Center for Religion is an integral part of the Office of Religious Life. Its mission is to bring religious voices, viewpoints, beliefs and practices into an engagement with the larger university community to help our students become more fully flourishing, humane individuals, empowered to change the world for the good. Everyone is welcome to participate in the center programs regardless of religion, perspective or belief. The center is committed to fostering a truly diverse, respectful and inclusive space at Quinnipiac.
For more information, contact the executive director of university religious life at 203-582-8257.
All Jewish events are held at the Peter C. Hereld House for Jewish Life, 560 New Road. For information about Jewish life at Quinnipiac, contact the rabbi at 203-582-8206.
Student Learning Outcomes
Through its mission to bring religious voices, viewpoints, beliefs and practices into an engagement with the larger university community, the Center for Religion creates programs focused around six areas, or vectors.
As a result of participating in a Center for Religion program, students will:
- Consider various viewpoints to expand their religious literacy.
- Identify opportunities for local, national and global advocacy.
- Explore the human experience through social justice.
- Examine meaning and values.
- Engage in community building.
- Appreciate diverse cultures through a global encounter.