Resources for Personal Growth

Tips for Individual Spiritual Practice

The Office of the Chaplain offers one-page "tips" for spiritual practice in a variety of traditions.  Most of these ideas can be practiced alone; a few require participation in a group. Students are welcome to stop by the Office of the Chaplain to pick up one-page "tips" on any of the following traditions:

  • Buddhist
  • Christian
  • Hindu
  • Humanist
  • Jewish
  • Muslim
  • Spiritual but Not Religious


Many students seek to integrate meditation into their life. There are a number of ways on campus to find help in this:

  • Yoga Class.  Taking this for-credit course is one of the most accessible ways to learn to meditate.
  • Buddhist Sitting Group.  Beginning in the fall 2010 semester, this group will be focused on Buddhist traditions of meditation.
  • Counseling Services.  Many of the counselors on staff can help resource individuals interested in meditation.
  • Idiot's Guide to Meditation is available in the Boyd Meditation Chapel, along with other how-to literature (e.g., Zen).

Bible Studies and Prayer Groups

Many Christian groups on campus host Bible studies and prayer groups, using a wide variety of curriculum.  For more information, please contact the Office of the Chaplain if you are interested in learning more, attending, or leading a study/prayer group.

Counseling Services

Many students find support for their spiritual growth through counseling sessions at Counseling Services. To learn more, call their office at x0236.

Meet with the Chaplain

Many students find support for their spiritual growth, as well as prayer and pastoral presence, through meeting with the College Chaplain.  To learn more, call the office at x0492.