Part of becoming an informed and engaged person is understanding that religion and spirituality are significant components of the identity of many people. While Wheaton is a secular college, we think it is important for our students to learn more about the different beliefs and traditions of others, and to provide space and support for those who have a religion or spiritual practice they are committed to observing.
The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life (RSL) is here to help students interested in asking complex questions about life and its meaning. That’s another way of learning about who you are and who you want to become at Wheaton and beyond. Whether you are curious about religion and spirituality, looking for a local worship community or finding out who on-campus is interested in exploring life’s Big Questions, RSL is the place for you.
RSL is housed in the same space as the Center for Social Justice and Community Impact in The Base (downstairs in Cole Memorial Chapel), and shares its commitment to living out the best of our values in our actions.
Spiritual and Religious Student Organizations
RSL staff members work with student-run organizations like Hillel (for Jewish life), InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF), the Muslim Student Association (MSA), the Newman Catholic Students Club, and the Interfaith Theme House.
RSL also works with student groups and local partners to create opportunities for students to attend weekly religious services and High Holiday observances of many traditions represented in our student body, including Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Eid al Adha, All Saints Day/Dia de los Muertos, Diwali, and more.
The Meditation Room downstairs in the chapel offers a quiet space for individuals and small groups to pray or meditate. No reservation is required to use the Meditation Room, feel free to come check it out or reach with any questions.
If you would like information about other opportunities for worship, prayer, contemplation, or other spiritual practices, please contact us RSL@ibacck.com