Religious & Spiritual Life
Find meaning. Seeking answers to life’s big questions doesn’t end in the classroom. At Dartmouth, you can engage in discourse about meaning, explore spirituality, and practice your faith through the resources of the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.
Communities of faith
Dartmouth has more than 25 religious groups, many of which worship in the non-denominational Rollins Chapel. Rollins has served as the College’s spiritual center since 1885. Other campus houses of worship include the Roth Center for Jewish Life, Aquinas House Catholic Student Center, and Edgerton House, which is affiliated with St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Additionally, some students attend religious services in Hanover and other Upper Valley communities.
You can seek guidance from the director of Religious and Spiritual Life and the College chaplains. Dartmouth also offers multi-faith programs for those who wish to learn about other religions, participate in Faith in Action spring break programs, and build community across religious lines.
Dartmouth’s Office of Religious and Spiritual Life is part of the William Jewett Tucker Foundation, which educates Dartmouth students for lives of purpose and ethical leadership, rooted in service, spirituality, and social justice.
- Office of Religious and Spiritual Life Staff (ORSL): ORSL staff are available to the entire community, regardless of religious affiliation, for counseling and pastoral care.
- Campus Religious Groups
- Multi-Faith Programs: Dartmouth’s robust multi-faith programs build community across religions.
- Ecumenical Christian Chapel Services
- Special campus-wide religious events: The Tucker Foundation hosts an annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Faith Celebration, as well as the Baccalaureate service each year.
- Religious Accommodations
- Off-Campus Houses of Worship