- Spiritual Life Center
- 500 Brevard St.
The Spiritual Life Center welcomes every member of the University community to explore the spiritual and secular dimensions of life. In keeping with the University’s affiliation with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the Spiritual Life Center offers programming for all religious and secular traditions. This includes many different Protestant Christian traditions (from evangelical to progressive), as well as communities for Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Humanist, Quaker, Hindu, and Pagan students. Fully affirming and inclusive, the Spiritual Life Center hosts Q&Spiritual and support groups for our LGBTQIA+ students. The office hosts Bible studies, meditation sessions, and other faith groups that meet weekly, in addition to Catholic Mass and a Protestant Christian Service that is held weekly in the chapel during the academic year.. For those looking for a worshiping community, the Spiritual Life Center can connect students with a congregation in the greater Lynchburg area.
University chaplains are available for one-on-one pastoral care and spiritual guidance by appointment and in crisis situations. Chaplains provide hospital visitation, confidential space to talk or process, and often collaborate with the Health and Counseling Center to provide students holistic support and wellness. During the fall and spring semesters when weekday office hours have ended, a University chaplain is available to assist in crisis situations (contact Campus Safety and Security, 434.544.8102). Additionally, Chaplains serve as caretakers for the Lynchburg Cares Fund, which provides emergency financial assistance for students, faculty, and staff.