Office of Religious and Spiritual Life
Linking Transformational Learning, Service, Compassion,
and Inclusiveness with Religion and Spirituality
Our mission is to promote and support religious and spiritual life at Gettysburg College. The existential concerns of daily life provide the basis for our engagement with students, faculty, staff, and parents as we explore what it means to be human and live meaning-filled lives in an atmosphere that is ecumenically open, yet grounded in the spiritual traditions that shape and form us in community.
At its beginning Gettysburg College promised “to exert a salutary influence in advancing the cause of liberal education.” Our founders dreamed of a community that would be both visionary and open. They explored the difficult questions of their time, including questions of freedom, equality, social justice, and ecumenism.
Gettysburg College considers humane values, open-mindedness, integrity, public service, and mutual respect to be qualities that are critically important for future world leaders and global citizens. We are committed to fostering growth and maturity by cultivating the life of the mind and the life of the spirit in a community that is welcoming and hospitable, reflecting global, ethnic, social, cultural, racial, and religious diversity.
Gettysburg College has a diverse religious community, where people celebrate, explore, and learn about faith communities and traditions. Our goal is to provide assistance and support so that members of this community of learning may integrate faith, spirituality, wisdom, and reason with the ever- expanding knowledge gained in the classroom, laboratory, and life.
We welcome you! Ask difficult questions. Share dreams and hopes. Work for social justice. Discover your purpose. Grow in knowledge and self-awareness. Find friends.