Spiritual wellness is your pursuit of meaning and purpose, often inclusive of faith, beliefs, morals, and ethics. The below resources are designed to help you nurture your spiritual wellness, whether in times of difficulty or as you seek a deeper understanding of the world around you.
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SCC is the central and first point of contact for students to help identify needs and determine the most appropriate resources in Vanderbilt’s Student Care Network and in the Nashville community to address concerns. Student Care Coordinators work collaboratively with students to develop a student success plan, share education about and facilitate connections to appropriate on and off-campus resources, and provide accountability through supportive follow-up meetings.
Benton Chapel is the largest and main chapel for Vanderbilt University. The chapel is available to be used by different denominations and traditions throughout the week.
The Divinity School offers theological graduate-level education.
In a global and multi-religious world, the Divinity school seeks to fulfill the following objectives:
• to engage in theological inquiry;
• to help persons prepare for the practice of Christian ministry and public leadership;
• to encourage personal and spiritual formation;
• to prepare agents of social justice; and
• to educate future scholars and teachers, locally and globally.
Degree programs enable students, with the aid of faculty advisers, to plan a course of study in light of their talents, interests, and professional objectives. Resources of the University and affiliated institutions offer rich opportunities for students to secure additional knowledge and skills in preparation for their vocations.
The Graduate Department of Religion, a division within the Graduate School of Vanderbilt University, offers work toward the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in religion.
A support program for students experiencing death or other loss.
The Islamic Center of Nashville is a school, community center, and mosque offering educational opportunities for people of all faiths.
The Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life supports the spiritual and religious growth of all Vanderbilt community members while encouraging the ongoing development of interfaith literacy and dialogue.
The Peabody Office of Student Engagement provides co-curricular programming for Peabody graduate (Ph.D.) and professional (M.Ed., Ed.D., and M.P.P.) students. We partner with students, staff, faculty, and administrators to engage in programming that meets students’ diverse needs through a Holistic Engagement Compass. Areas of programming include: Cultural, Physical, Intellectual, Occupational, Community Building, Spiritual, and Emotional.
Vanderbilt’s Rohr Chabad House offers religious, spiritual, pastoral, and educational services for Jewish students, as well as a social and recreational outlet.
Vanderbilt Hillel is the center of Jewish life at Vanderbilt, serving the religious, social, and educational needs of the undergraduate and graduate Jewish student communities.
Rev. Dr. Christopher Ross Donald is the University Chaplain and Director of Religious Life at Vanderbilt University.
Rev. Gretchen Person is the Associate University Chaplain and Associate Director of Religious Life at Vanderbilt University.