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 has four chaplains: The Chaplain of the College (an Episcopal priest), a Rabbi, a Buddhist chaplain and a Muslim chaplain. The clergy offer study on a formal and informal basis with members of the college community who are interested in learning more about their own traditions or the faith traditions of others. Each chaplain is available for pastoral care with students, administration, staff, and faculty.

Prayers and Reflections in Response to the Murder of George Floyd

Please submit your prayer intentions, blessings, words of wisdom or reflections in response to the murder of George Floyd and the racial injustice against people of color.  Click Here

To read the words of our students that have already submitted their thoughts Click Here.

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