About Us


Since its founding by the Methodist Church in 1836, Emory has become profoundly religiously and philosophically diverse.

Emory University provides diverse and deep opportunities to engage with spiritual life on campus through worship, meditation, education, service, and interfaith engagement.


The mission of the Emory University Office of Spiritual and Religious Life is to:

  • Support religious and philosophical communities,
  • Educate about spirituality and ethics in society and the world,
  • Provide pastoral care and opportunities to engage in service and social justice,
  • Promote religious pluralism and interfaith engagement.

The University Chaplain and Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life works with staff and affiliates representing various religious and philosophical traditions on Emory's Atlanta and Oxford campuses to support a remarkably diverse spiritual life program. Undergraduate and graduate/professional student organizations enrich the opportunities for spiritual community and practice on campus.

On the Atlanta campus, the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life has two locations: Cannon Chapel Suite 316, where the Office of the Dean is located, and the Alumni Memorial University Center (AMUC) Suite 125, where the other chaplains are located. At Oxford College, the Oxford College Chaplain is located in the Student Center.

Our signature programs include: Inter-Religious Council (IRC), Journeys of Reconciliation, Beloved Community Worship, Voices of Inner Strength Gospel Choir, Off the Record, Anatomy Lab Chaplaincy Program, International Student Coffee Hour, and Baccalaureate.