About Us


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

The Emory University Office of Spiritual and Religious Life supports the university's religious and philosophical diversity by providing opportunities to engage with spiritual life on campus through worship, meditation, education, service, social justice, 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 Dean of Religious Life works with chaplains, staff, and affiliates representing various religious and philosophical traditions on Emory's Atlanta and Oxford campuses to support a 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. On the Oxford campus, the Oxford College chaplain is located in the Oxford Student Center.

Our signature programs include:

  • WISE Interfaith Pre-Orientation program, 
  • Inter-Religious Council (IRC),
  • Journeys of Reconciliation,
  • Beloved Community Worship,
  • International Community Friday Lunch,
  • Voices of Inner Strength Gospel Choir,
  • Midweek Musical Meditation,
  • Anatomy Lab Chaplaincy Program,
  • Flourishing Fellows, and 
  • Baccalaureate.

Contact the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life


Email us: zachary.cole@emory.edu

Give us a ring: 404.727.6226

Visit us: 

Office of Spiritual and Religious Life

Emory Interfaith Center, 1707 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30307

Cannon Chapel, Suite 316, 515 Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322

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