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Q:

Which religious services are offered at Dartmouth? Is there a church or chapel or any other social group to feel connected to your faith?

A: Adrian Chimboza '25

There are a lot of ways in which you can stay connected with your faith at Dartmouth, and I have listed some of them below.

1) Student Organizations

a. Morning Glory Community Fellowship

Morning Glory Community Fellowship (MGCF) is an interdenominational Christian organization organized by students and influenced by African American worship traditions. Every Sunday, Morning Glory Community Fellowship has a worship service.

b.  Zen Practice Group 

The Dartmouth Zen Group welcomes everyone, regardless of religious affiliation or meditation experience. Zen is a Buddhist practice that entails a study of the essence of "self," suffering, and how to alleviate suffering.

c. Shanti

Shanti is the Tucker Center's official Hindu religious organization at Dartmouth. Shanti's goal is to help all Dartmouth students, regardless of their religious or cultural beliefs or backgrounds. The organization's goals are centered on promoting the universality of all religions and the use of faith as a means of fostering Shanti peace and understanding among all peoples of the world.

2) Rollins Chapel

The Rollins Chapel serves as an interfaith place for Christian, Hindu, and Jewish services, as well as other campus religious groups. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Baccalaureate multi-faith services, as well as Jewish High Holiday services, are held at Rollins in addition to the regularly scheduled Ecumenical and Puja services.

3) The William Jewett Tucker Center

Tucker is a crossroads of intellectual study, personal contemplation on the heart and soul, and everyday life. Tucker engages and partners with academic departments, campus centers, House Communities, and various student groups to produce events that address questions of meaning, purpose, and humanity through storytelling, lectures, discussions, films, music, and drama. Tucker welcomes and affirms all students, teachers, staff, and graduates, and provides caring, thought-provoking opportunities for students, professors, staff, and alumni to create a sense of connection and purpose through reflective personal exploration and deliberate community participation.

4) Living Learning Communities: Interfaith Floor

Whether they follow a specific religion, are spiritual but not religious, or identify as searching, agnostic, or atheist, the Interfaith Floor is for all students interested in learning more about the diversity of religious, spiritual, and ethical practices observed both on campus and around the world. Residents of the Interfaith Floor meet once a week to improve their religious literacy, discuss their spiritual autobiographies, and analyze the wide range of symbols, rituals, and themes that have shaped religious life through millennia and into the current period.

Follow the links below for more information,

Love Tsai 23' - Introducing the Tucker Center!

Living Learning Communities

The William Jewett Tucker Center

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