Support for all faiths and beliefs
In addition to studying for your major and navigating your career trajectory, self-definition as part of your personal development plays a crucial role in determining your life success. Susquehanna offers you the opportunity to ponder essential questions, providing both the time and space for exploration:
“What defines me?”
“What do I stand for?”
“What is my role or purpose in life?”
The Center for Spirituality & Meaning is here to help you engage with life’s profound questions, as you craft yourself into a conscientious global citizen.
Whether you engage life’s biggest questions from a secular, religious, or spiritual perspective — or find yourself on a journey where labels don’t easily fit — we welcome you to explore what matters most.
You’re invited to learn more
For future students to learn about opportunities and for current students to connect with the Center for Spirituality & Meaning, share your interest:
Spiritual, religious and secular diversity
At Susquehanna, religious and spiritual life is as diverse as the university’s vibrant student body. Here, you will find a welcoming community that encompasses individuals from various traditions, and even those who may not have any specific affiliation. As an expression of our historical affiliation with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, we embrace, support and celebrate diversity in its countless forms.
Susquehanna remains dedicated to championing diversity across worldview identities, ensuring a sense of belonging for everyone. Our ongoing conversations and efforts reflect this commitment. To measure our progress, we self-report our progress among seven domains — religious accommodations, institutional behaviors, efforts to reduce negative engagement, extracurricular engagement, space for support and expression, structural diversity and academic engagement. Follow our success through our INSPIRES Campus Climate Index Scorecard.
- Courses, events and learning opportunities are offered around interfaith, religion, philosophy and spirituality.
- Susquehanna offers majors and minors in philosophy and religious studies, and minors in church music and Jewish & Israel studies.
- Faculty are encouraged to accommodate students’ needs regarding religious holiday observances, such as to return home for holidays or to miss class for worship.
- Some dining venues include options for religious dietary restrictions such as vegetarian. Limited kosher food is available during Passover in the university dining room. Arrangements can be made to use the kosher kitchen in the Hillel House as well.
- Some dining venues’ hours of service accommodate religious students’ access to food around fasting times.
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- Susquehanna’s commitment to foster a sense of community is reflected in its Guiding Values and its
- Susquehanna has a dedicated bias response team, tracks bias incidents and notifies the university community.