The Chaplain is the administrative officer of the University responsible to the Provost for the oversight and coordination of religious activities on the campus. The Chaplain supports the academic mission of the University by facilitating and encouraging initiatives concerned with the moral, ethical, and spiritual dimensions of university life. 

Our work falls under three broad headings:

Chaplains to the University Community

Our staff is available to students, faculty and staff for pastoral support, guidance, or informal advising and counseling. The Chaplain, an ordained clergy person, participates in campus ceremonies such as Convocation, Baccalaureate and Commencement and also officiates at weddings and campus memorial services.

At the Heart of Religious Life

Our Office serves and supports a wide range of student organizations, fellowships and religious communities on our campus. We also develop programming designed to improve interfaith understanding and build meaningful, collaborative relationships across religious difference.

Committed to Service

The Office of the Chaplain also maintains a range of service programming in partnership with faith and community based organizations across the city of Philadelphia.


Staff and Contact Information

History of the Office of the Chaplain