Students of all religions are welcome at Rutgers. As a public university, Rutgers is dedicated to supporting an inclusive community, where freedom of religious expression is protected and encouraged. Our campus is home to students of Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, and many other faiths and traditions. Rutgers supports an open forum for religious life through:
- more than 40 student organizations dedicated to religious and religious-cultural interests
- more than 25 recognized chaplaincies serving students’ spiritual needs
- a Multifaith Council that promotes an inclusive atmosphere for the pursuit of intellectual and spiritual truths
The Multifaith Council exists to promote and enhance Rutgers University’s mission of educating the whole person. The Multifaith Council seeks to create an atmosphere in which groups and individuals affiliated with the University are engaged in the active pursuit of intellectual and spiritual truths.
Chaplaincy and Affiliated Congregation Registration 2020- 2021
Later in the Spring we will invite current Chaplaincies and Affiliated Congregations to renew their recognition, as well as new groups interested in learning more about Chaplaincies and Affiliated Congregations.
Interfaith Prayer/Meditation Rooms on Campus
The Interfaith Youth Core, a non-profit aimed at interfaith cooperation and collaboration on college campuses has championed the creation of interfaith prayer/meditation spaces to accommodate student’s needs. They say, “Embracing religious diversity on campus means accommodating the spiritual needs of students not only through staffing and programming, but also through architectural spaces that accommodate a variety of religious, spiritual, and ethical practices. Interfaith spaces are a visible symbol of an institution’s commitment to welcoming religious diversity, and whether large or small can provide support to diverse students. Interfaith spaces communicate inclusivity, support of a religiously diverse student population, and foster a campus’s commitment to pluralism. In addition, these spaces bring together religiously diverse students and value the spiritual practices of the student population. Finally, by being inclusive of non-religious students, the space can create an opportunity for students who do not identify with a particular tradition to find opportunities to gather and reflect.
- Busch Campus:
- Busch Student Center 177
- Library of Science and Medicine, study room on third floor
- Paul Robeson Cultural Center, in front of computer lab
- Pharmacy Building, Meditation Room across from room 111
- College Ave Campus
- College Ave Student Center, Lower Level G2
- Douglass Campus:
- Douglass Student Center, Room 108E
- Busch Student Center 177
- Downtown, New Brunswick Campus
- Mason Gross School of Arts and Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy), Civic Square Building, Room 2222
- Livingston Campus
- Kilmer Library Room 011