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The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life at Lafayette College welcome people of all faiths, creeds, and traditions. Lafayette College has a long tradition of nurturing religious and spiritual development. The student body is spiritually diverse and opportunities for worship and fellowship are available from a wide range of religious and spiritual traditions.

Chaplain Alex Hendrickson is the director of this office. She works with the many related student organizations and hosts brown bags, speakers, and other related events.

Portal Information


Religious & Spiritual

Name of contact person in your department

Alex Hendrickson

Location of department on campus

Farinon 115C

Departmental mission statement

Mission Statement:

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life at Lafayette College seeks to foster an environment where individuals of all backgrounds can freely and comfortably practice their faith traditions and explore their spirituality. We encourage the Lafayette community to learn about the traditions of others in a spirit of mutual respect.

We seek to carry out this mission:

By providing opportunities for members of the Lafayette community to express, learn more about, and grow in their own religious faith and spiritual lives.
By providing opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to learn about the religious and spiritual beliefs of others.
By providing venues on campus for discussion and dialogue on matters of religious beliefs and ethical behavior.

In what ways can students get involved in your department?

By attending religious services, going to brown bags, joining one of the many student organizations under the umbrella of Religious & Spiritual Life