The Emory Office of Spiritual and Religious Life is a university-wide office charged with supporting Emory’s religious and philosophical diversity for all students, faculty, and staff.

A trio of images from various Spiritual and Religious Life Programs

Multi-Faith Baccalaureate Ceremony

Baccalaureate is an Emory Commencement tradition that formally celebrates the academic and personal journeys of the graduating senior class with music, prayers, inspiring reflections, and blessings.

Baccalaureate Ceremony


The Emory University Office of Spiritual and Religious Life (OSRL) is honored to assist the Emory community with responding to the passing of students, faculty, and staff members when appropriate.


In The Media

May 18, 2023

Baccalaureate celebrates graduates during two multifaith services

Baccalaureate Celebrates

May 17, 2023

Affinity group ceremonies honor diverse student identities and celebrate community

Affinity Group Ceremonies

May 1, 2023

Commitment to community on and off campus earns Sandra Bourdon undergraduate Brittain Award

Brittain Award

April 14, 2023

Flourishing Fellows program pushes students outside their comfort zones

Flourishing Fellows Program

Feb. 16, 2023

Emory community gathers in support and solidarity for those impacted by earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

Turkey and Syria

Feb 6, 2023

Feasting on the wisdom of culinary historian Michael Twitty

Wisdom of Culinary Historian

Feb 2, 2023

During Emory’s 2023 King Week, students, faculty and staff were offered the unique opportunity to visit the Equal Justice Initiative Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama.

Facing History

Jan 27, 2023

Emory’s 2023 King Week focuses on service

King Week 2023

Jan. 19, 2023

Michael Twitty to speak about building community through faith, identity and culture

Michael Twitty

Dec. 21 2022

The Emory community will celebrate the holidays in the coming weeks with music, art and special spiritual events.

Winter Holiday stories

Dec. 15 2022

Emory University King Week is a series of programs offered in January by various Emory units to honor the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement.

MLK Week 2023

Nov. 21 2022

Spiritual Life strategic plan identifies three goals to make Emory more deeply interfaith

Strategic Plan Report

Nov 18, 2022

Muscogee Nation conducts an unforgettable teach-in for the Emory community

Muscogee Nation Teach-In

Sept. 23, 2022

New religious accommodation policy supports inclusive environment for university students, faculty and staff

Religious Accommodation Policy

July 6, 2022

In Oklahoma, Emory builds relationships with the Muscogee Nation

Muscogee Nation

May 25, 2022

Baccalaureate showcases students’ resilience through faith and communities


May 18, 2022

New interfaith pre-orientation program sparks WISE connections among incoming Emory students

New Interfaith Center

December 16, 2021

New Emory Interfaith Center to provide much-needed gathering space

Interfaith Center

November 16, 2021

Emory students help Atlanta communities have ‘Faith in the Vaccine’

Faith in the Vaccine

September 1, 2021

New roles increase support for Jewish life at Emory

Jewish Life At Emory
VOIS Choir

June 15, 2021

Voices of Inner Strength, Emory's gospel choir, celebrates three decades with director Maury Allums

VOIS Full Story
Living Mandala May 2021

May 5, 2021

Led by Emory's new Buddhist chaplain, staff and students are replanting the living mandala, a vibrant round garden in front of Cannon Chapel.

Living Mandala Full Story
cannon chapel

March 17, 2021

New Emory chaplains appointed to serve university's religious diversity.

Emory Chaplains Full Story
headshot of Reverend Dr. Barber

March 2, 2021

Rev. Dr. Barber headlines as Emory co-sponsors virtual conference on chaplains’ ‘soul work’.

'Soul Work' Full Story
A Collage of Emory Spiritual Life Events

February 17, 2021

Emory community invited to shape spiritual life.

Spiritual Community Full Story

OSRL Social Media


Upcoming Events

Contact the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life

Email us: religiouslife@emory.edu

Give us a ring: 404.727.6226

Visit us: 

Emory OSRL

Cannon Chapel, Suite 316 

515 Kilgo Circle 

Atlanta, GA 30322

Building Skyline overlooking a park