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Spiritual and Religious Life

Spiritual and/or religious exploration and expression is integral to the ongoing process of establishing identity, making meaning and clarifying purpose in our lives. Understanding this, the Spiritual and Religious Life Campus Network at Drexel University offers a collaborative, thoughtful and diverse presence throughout the campus community in support of the spiritual and religious identity development of students.

The mission of Student Affairs is to support members of the Drexel community who contribute to the Spiritual & Religious Life Campus Network. In doing so, Student Affairs works to support and advance the exploration and expression of spiritually and religious life within the context of higher education. The Associate Dean of Students serves as the Coordinator of the Campus Ministers and works with campus partners to encourage and support the spiritual and religious development of students. The Coordinator provides advocacy for religious and spiritual life in the context of higher education and serves as a liaison for students, faculty, professional staff and administration. The Coordinator also provides administrative support to the Campus Ministers and responds to inquiries about spiritual/religious life, requests for campus ministers and orchestrates vigils, memorials, ceremonies and the religious/spiritual component for traditional campus events such as Convocation, Interfaith Baccalaureate and Commencement. The Coordinator works closely with the Office of Campus Activities to ensure opportunities for Spiritual and Religious Student Organizations on campus and be available to learn about their mission, goals and needs. Finally, the Coordinator serves as a resource for students who are seeking information about spiritual and religious resources in the greater Philadelphia region. 

For more information about Spiritual & Religious Life, please contact Dr. Rebecca Weidensaul, Associate Dean of Students at or 215.895.2501.

We encourage students to take advantage of the spectrum of resources available to support their spiritual identity development and expression of religious traditions. The following resources are available to students and create the Spiritual & Religious Life Network on campus:

  1. Campus ministers
  2. Dedicated worship, meeting and fellowship spaces on the 2nd floor of the James E. Marks Intercultural Center (JEMIC)
  3. Spiritual & religious student organizations

Annual Report

Click here to view the 2012-2013 Annual Report (PDF)