Religious Life at Emory

As a university related to the United Methodist Church, Emory provides ample and creative opportunities for enhancing religious life on campus through worship, service, education and journeys of reconciliation. Undergraduate and graduate student organizations enrich the diverse religious character of the campus.

The Dean of the Chapel and Religious Life works with religious life staff representing various religious traditions on Emory's Atlanta and Oxford campuses to develop an extroadinarily diverse religious life program. Religious Life at Emory University:

  • Strengthens group identity and inter-religious engagement
  • Promotes understanding of religious practices and traditions
  • Encourages multi-religious service and outreach to humanity
  • Provides support to students, faculty, and staff
  • Deepens critique of conflict and misunderstanding and builds bridges of understanding

On the Atlanta campus, the Dean of the Chapel and Religious Life has two locations: 316 Cannon Chapel, where Rev. Bridgette Young Ross is located and 125 Alumni Memorial University Center (AMUC), where Rev. Lisa Garvin is located.

Rev. Lyn Pace, the Oxford Chaplain, is located in the Oxford Student Center at Oxford College.


The Office of the Dean of the Chapel and Religious Life seeks to fulfill its role in maintaining a religious, spiritual, ethical and moral presence in and to the University and to the Church.  Consistent with the United Methodist historic commitment to minister in institutions of higher learning, as stated in the 1996 Book of Discipline, "The Church is aware of its responsibility to provide adequate professional ministry to persons in special situations beyond the local church which calls for an ecumenical ministry to persons of different denominations and faith groups."