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 at Bard College actively promotes and develops a richer understanding of what we believe and how to use our beliefs to transform the world. We offer spiritual support to all students and members of the Bard community, and we value the varied ways students can explore faith academically and spiritually, often with a focus on social issues, and always with an emphasis on diversity and openness. All are invited to learn more about the diverse perspectives of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and other traditions. The chaplaincy currently includes an Episcopal priest (Christian), rabbi (Jewish Chaplain), Buddhist chaplain, Muslim chaplain (position is currently open), a Spiritual Life Advocate, and chaplain interns. The chaplains are available to meet with students, staff, and faculty in times of crisis or whenever an attentive and sympathetic ear is needed. They also work closely with the Student Counseling Service, Student Health Service, Office of the Dean of Students, and others in the Bard community who focus on the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of students, faculty, and staff.

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: [email protected]
The Chaplaincy Offices are located in Albee Basement