The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life encourages all students—religious, spiritual and atheist—to deepen their roots by exploring their beliefs, asking big questions and connecting with others across religious divides. Students are invited to intertwine spirituality with their academic, intellectual, and emotional growth throughout their four years at K.
Cozy up in the Cavern
Always stocked with cookies and tea—and weekly therapy dogs—the cavern is a welcoming space for students to relax, study and gather in community. For students looking for a place on campus to pray, the Cavern has fully equipped prayer spaces and wudu stations.
Grow and Explore your Faith
Community Reflections are weekly gatherings where individuals, departments or student organizations share their experiences, work and ideas with the larger campus community. Topics for Community Reflection are dependent on the group hosting each week; past events have included reflections on masculinity, queerness on campus, black joy, religious identity, and being a student-athlete
Meet our Chaplain
In addition to managing the programming of the office, the Kalamazoo College Chaplain provides pastoral support and insight for all members of the College community.
Reverend Dr. Elizabeth Hakken Candido
Ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Rev. Liz is a graduate of Kalamazoo College ’00, Harvard Divinity School and Chicago Theological Seminary. Before returning to K, Liz served as the Presbyterian Campus Minister at The Ohio State University and as an Associate Pastor at Worthington Presbyterian Church, OH.
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