Each of our chaplains is available to all students of all faiths — and to those with no religious affiliation — who wish to discuss any concerns or issues they may have with their spirituality.
You don’t need to be deeply religious or on a sickbed to avail yourself of the services our chaplains offer. We welcome all varieties of spiritual inquiry and are available for spiritual guidance and support in many circumstances
Listed below are just a few of the scenarios in which our services can benefit you:
Resource for Student Groups and the Classroom
Our chaplains welcome the opportunity to work with student groups and in the classroom to broaden students’ awareness and interest in the varieties of faith and spiritual inquiry open to students in the Stetson University community. The chaplaincy hopes to facilitate dialog and develop understanding between students of diverse religious and secular points of view.
Locating a Nearby Religious Community
We maintain a list of local congregations and can also assist students searching for communities which are not represented locally.
Personal or Family Emergencies
Unfortunately, there are times in the lives of many students when there is a crisis to deal with back home. Illness or a death in the family can cause confusion and cloud decision-making. Situations including "Do I go home?" or "I can't go home, but I'm having trouble concentrating on my studies" can arise. A visit to the chaplain can give you the chance to talk through your options and find emotional and spiritual support as you come to a decision.
"My roommate went into the hospital for an appendectomy."
Having to endure a hospital stay while away from home can be a lonely experience. The chaplain will visit a student in the hospital to assure her or him that the Stetson University community is with them in spirit and to offer help in notifying others on campus.
"I don't know what I believe anymore."
Life in a college community can turn one's previously held religious beliefs upside down. You need to be able to discuss your doubts and certainties with someone who will listen without pressuring you to accept a prescribed set of religious rules. Our chaplains can provide guidance and help you negotiate the spiritual path that is most appropriate for you.