Wait, I thought Wheaton was a secular college?
It is! The SSSR office is here to help students interested in asking complex questions about life and its meaning. That's another way of learning about who you are and who you want to become at Wheaton and beyond. This may involve deepening your connections with your own religious tradition or exploring spirituality in a broader sense.
How does it work?
SSSR staff members work with student-run clubs like Interfaith Alliance, Hillel (for Jewish life), Christian Fellowship (Intervarsity), Muslim Student Association (MSA) and the Wheaton Meditation Group to provide opportunities for tradition-specific study and practice, interfaith dialogue and seasonal interfaith worship services.
SSSR also supports programs for "seekers"--that growing number of students who describe themselves as "spiritual, but not religious."
Finally, "Dean Vereene" is available for one-on-one conversations about spiritual direction, needs or challenges. Call or come by the office for open office hours or to make an appointment.
What can it do for me?
Part of becoming an informed global citizen is understanding the religious beliefs and practices that are a significant component of cultural identy for many of the world's people. This process often involves learning more about your own belief system. Whether you are curious about other cultures, looking for a local worship community or finding out who on-campus is interested in exploring life's Big Questions, SSSR is the place for you. Read more about religious literacy and global citizenship.