At Converse, we believe nurturing the spiritual life is an integral part of your experience here. Through the Chaplain’s Office, we offer a wide variety of experiences designed to foster and support spiritual growth. In the Founder’s Ideal, Dexter Edgar Converse, desired “that the instruction and influence of Converse College be always such that the students may be enabled to see clearly, to decide wisely, and to act justly” within the context of a college that is “always truly religious, but never denominational” and “to be liberally and tolerantly Christian.” To that end, we have a diverse array of student groups who offer programming for our students and extend gracious hospitality and generous respect to persons from all religious traditions.
Faith-focused Clubs & Organizations
Converse has many faith-focused clubs to help students along their spiritual journeys. Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM) and the UKirk Ministries (PCUSA) provide full-time campus ministers whose outreach include Converse, Wofford, the University of South Carolina Upstate, and Spartanburg Methodist College. The Newman Club (Catholic) is led by Converse students and supported by local parish priests. Voices of Virtue is a student gospel choir. Jewish students can find fellowship and support at the Temple B’Nai Israel located close to the campus. You may contact the Chaplain if you would like assistance in locating the temple or meeting the Rabbi. Any student wishing to start a new club or reactivate an inactive club should contact the Chaplain.