Davidson seeks to create an open and inclusive religious environment. The college, through student interest groups and Davidson-sponsored programmatic efforts, affirms students of all faith and religious traditions and, indeed, those without specific traditions.
Religious Student Organizations
On-campus Worship and Meditation Options
Interfaith Blog, "We're Better Together"
STUDENT PERSPECTIVES ON RELIGIOUS LIFE
Davidson is a place where many different faiths are represented. I have had the freedom to grow deeper in my own tradition and the opportunity, in community, to peacefully engage with folks of other worldviews. This combination has made for formative experiences over these last 4 years.
Jeff Tolly '10, Reformed University Fellowship
In high school, you may have depended on your parents to drive you to mass each week or you had an amazing high school youth group experience, but in college you have to take personal responsibility for your own faith formation. You find that you no longer have this familiar support system and therefore need to reach out to the resources offered on campus to continue your walk of faith. As a Catholic student at Davidson, I have found that support in the Catholic Campus Ministry and am now part of the Leadership Team that helps organize a variety of activities such as weekly home-cooked fellowship dinners and bible study. Through this ministry, I am not only able to strengthen my own faith but also guide new students who seek support for their growing faith.
Angela Solis '12, Catholic Campus Ministry
The help and support I receive from the Chaplain's Office has been tremendous in my becoming not only a better Muslim, but a strong, compassionate and grounded human being as well.
Fareed Cheema ‘10, Muslim Students Association
As a first-year student at Davidson College, I got in touch with the Chaplain's Office regarding my idea to start a club on campus that would explore the various meditative practices of the many faiths in our world. They gave me the encouragement and resources to implement my idea, and by the end of my second semester at Davidson, I helped lead the first meeting of the Meditation Club. Without the assistance and care of the Chaplain's office, I would never have realized my potential in starting this club, and never found out what it takes to be a leader on campus.
Nick Noreña '11, Meditation Club