Every day students on this campus engage in spiritual and contemplative practices, religious rituals, text study, and meaningful reflection that helps ground them in the world. Different for every student and various communities, this engagement helps students connect to awe, wonder, mystery, themselves, and the transcendent. It also helps connect students to deeper experiences of belonging, integration of head and heart, and transformation both individually and in community. In the Chaplain's Office we know from what students tell us, that spirituality adds to students' well-being in a variety of ways – including support with meaning making; support for their emotional health; addressing experiences of burnout and fragmentation (especially through reflection and spiritual practices); finding connection with other people and themselves; exploring ethics and values; and embodying their beliefs through social justice, to name a few. Spirituality and religion is an important part of many students' identities at CC.
Spiritual and Religious Life at Colorado College is as diverse as the student body. It is pluralistic, expansive, and fluid, always seeking to better meet the changing and growing needs of our students and campus. If there is a need that is not being met, something that we can help support you with, a way we can provide spiritual and pastoral care, please let us know. We are often around various parts of campus and love to connect. We are always excited to welcome you to Shove Chapel, Sacred Grounds, and to the Interfaith House at 222 E. Dale St. and we look forward to exploring with you how these spaces can feel more hospitable and inclusive. Supporting you is something we look forward to and care deeply about. -Kate Holbrook, chaplain
The Chaplain's Office fosters the life of the spirit by inviting authentic spiritual exploration and meaningful religious commitment. Supporting the human quest for identity and belonging we cultivate an education of the heart to enrich the life of the mind at CC through rituals, practices, engaged communities, and individual spiritual and pastoral care.