At Converse, we believe that nurturing the spiritual lives of our students is an integral part of the college experience. Through the Office of Spiritual Life, 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 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.
The Office of Spiritual Life maintains the food and hygiene portions of the Valkyrie Supply (our basic needs hub on campus). For more information about this resource, including hours and location, please visit the Valkyrie Supply page.
Religious Life Organizations
Converse has many faith-focused clubs to help students along their spiritual journeys.
- BCM (Baptist Collegiate Ministry)
- Converse Coven
- Converse Interfaith Club
- FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)
- Newman Club (Catholic Campus Ministry)
Any student wishing to start a new club or reactivate an inactive club should contact the Chaplain.
Meet the Chaplain
Eliza Smith DeBevoise