In these unprecedented times, I hope you are staying safe and healthy. Normally orientation is one of my favorite times of the year, meeting new Lakers and helping them get connected with our campus resources. This year, we have gone digital and on this page, you will see the various things Campus Interfaith has to offer. You can learn more about the 20 or so Religious, Spiritual and Secular groups that we have on campus, you can learn how to become an interfaith ambassador, you can learn about our religious accommodation policy, and finally you can learn about some of the programming Campus Interfaith Resources offers.
Eboo Patel, the founder of the Interfaith Youth Core, reminds us that colleges are civic laboratories where people with different beliefs come together to live, learn, and socialize. He reminds that we are better together than we are apart, so we need to come together.
Below are a few questions that we get asked a lot with some common answers. We hope that you join us for an interfaith discussion or a site visit. You can also email us or call us at (616)331-3207 in order to connect more. We look forward to seeing you on campus.
Coordinator of Campus Interfaith Resources
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Virtual Open Houses
One of the best ways to get involved is to become an interfaith ambassador. Interfaith ambassadors help Campus Interfaith think about how to create a more pluralistic campus and to achieve our vision while retaining our mission. Ambassadors meet with Campus Interfaith staff once a month for trainings and discussions. You can learn more about the ambassador program and apply here.
Campus Interfaith Resources prides itself on innovative and fun programs that build interfaith friendship and increase interfaith knowledge. Some of our bigger programs include our interfaith leadership lecture series, our sacred site visits, and our lived interfaith conversations. All of our events are open to everyone! If you ever need an accommodation for a program, reach out to the Campus Interfaith Team. You can see all of our programs at our events page. We look forward to connecting at one of these opportunities.
“I am so grateful that Campus Interfaith Programming exists on our campus as well. I think that productive faith conversations and great friendships around faith include a willingness to hear many different perspectives - not just talk about your own! Having Campus Interfaith Programming on GVSU's campus creates an AWESOME place for both of those things. I'm so grateful to be a part of it all!”
The GVSU Community is as diverse in faith, belief and philosophy of life as it is in other regards. There are lots of student organizations representing different religious, secular and spiritual beliefs. If you don't see your tradition represented, reach out to Kevin McIntosh or the Office of Student Life to learn how to start a registered student organization.