Campus Life

Mission of the Office of Religious Life

The purpose of The Office of Religious Life is to provide a safe environment for students to explore religious issues through open discussion. Our goal is to educate students by challenging their thinking in the realm of spirituality, religious diversity, moral and ethical issues. We try to assist students in developing a spiritual perspective, to help them ask questions, and to find answers which provide a foundation and framework for the rest of their lives.

Religious Life

Students of all faiths and denominations find a welcome at Illinois College. Whether led by Reverend Katrina Jenkins or by students, faith-based groups and activities are a source of energy and community on our campus.

From its founding in 1829, Illinois College has had historic ties with both the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the United Church of Christ and its educational program is carried on within a context derived from the Judeo-Christian heritage. In support of this rich tradition, the College offers weekly ecumenical chapel services on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Rammelkamp Chapel. These services serve both as a focus of worship on campus and as a forum for the presentation of religious, ethical and social concerns.

In addition to the College chaplain, faculty members, students, local clergy, as well as distinguished scholars from outside the College, are encouraged and invited to share in presenting Chapel services and to participate in other Religious life programs throughout the year.  A wide variety of campus fellowship groups also encourage students to grow to understand each other, their faith and the world through service to others and through study and reflection.





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