PROGRAMS

GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT nourishes students through counseling, peer mentoring and general support. As students are engaged in the exploration opportunities offered through this initiative they are increasingly turning to the Chapel for guidance in vocational discernment.

Guidance and Support

COUNSELING AND SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

Includes ongoing spiritual assessment, coaching and advising for students by SEDL staff, who also distribute resources on call, seminary and vocation.

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS

Provide support to undergraduate students and Chapel staff in various areas of SEDL programming. These assistantships provide hands-on ministry experience for young ministers and role models for students involved in this exploration process.

LEADERSHIP RETREATS

Leaderships Retreats are sponsored each year through diverse forums. The annual Pre-Freshman Orientation Retreat enables leaders of the University’s recognized student religious organizations to plan for the upcoming year and to prepare for welcoming entering students.

MENTORING

Mentoring is provided through several programs. SEDL staff collaborations with various campus ministries provide resources that prepare students to serve as peer mentors to the wider community of students. Journalism students participate in a demonstration program in the School of Communication’s “Mentorship in Journalism and Religion”, to be personally mentored and instructed by Dr. Barbara Reynolds, a leading journalist and religious writer.

PRE-MINISTRY FELLOWSHIP

Pre-Ministry Fellowship meets each month to expose students to various opportunities in ministry.

SEMINARY VISITS

Seminary visits allow students who are called to graduate study in religion to meet with representatives from diverse theological seminaries, participate in area events related to enrolling in seminary, and visit seminaries.