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 multifaith engagement.
The mission of Cannon Chapel and the 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
- Promote religious pluralism and multifaith 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 Associate Dean and Assistant Chaplains are located. At Oxford College, the Oxford College Chaplain is located in the Student Center.