Resources for Personal Growth

Tips for Individual Spiritual Practice

The Office of Integrated Wellness (OIW) 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 OIW 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.
  • 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 Campus Life if you are interested in learning more, attending, or leading a study/prayer group.

Office of Integrated Wellness - 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 Local Spiritual Leaders

Many students find support for their spiritual growth, as well as prayer and pastoral presence, through meeting with the leaders of local spiritual organizations.  For assistance in making a connection, please contact the Office of Student Development at 517/629-0750 or