Spiritual and Intercommunity Life
Colorado College welcomes all people of faith, valuing freedom of religious expression and committing itself to religious pluralism. More than 25 spiritual communities have an active presence on campus to encourage students on their journey.
The Chaplains’ Office
The Chaplains' 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.
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 Chaplains’ 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, however a student chooses to identify, 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 however we can, is something we look forward to and care deeply about.