Spiritual Life at Bard

Spiritual Life at Bard College actively promotes and develops a richer understanding of what we believe and how to use our beliefs to transform the world. Through the Chaplaincy department we offer spiritual support for all students and members of the Bard community.  We provide ways to explore faith academically,  often with a focus on social issues, and always with an emphasis on diversity and openness.  Each chaplain also offers religious services and/or opportunities to deepen students' faith and build community.  We are also available for pastoral counseling and conversation.

Meet our Chaplains

The Chaplaincy provides a diverse staff to support the spiritual needs of our community: The Chaplain of the College (an Episcopal priest), a Rabbi, a Buddhist chaplain, a Muslim chaplain and two Chaplain Interns.  We offer opportunities to gather for prayer, reflection, meditation, and religious services.  All are welcome to attend any of the events and services sponsored by the Chaplaincy and we encourage members of the college community to explore their own traditions as well as the faith traditions of others in this academic setting. Each chaplain is available for pastoral care for students, administration, staff, and faculty.

Resources for Grief

These resources are for those who are experiencing grief from loss and are looking for ways to deal with the hurt and/or pain that accompanies it.
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Contacting the Chaplaincy

For more information contact:
Bard College Chaplaincy
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000
Phone: 203-858-8800
E-mail: mwilliams@bard.edu