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Spirituality & Faith

Members of the William & Mary community represent a diverse array of faith and spiritual traditions. The Center for Student Diversity provides support to all students in their religious and spiritual development. There are many campus groups that represent a broad spectrum of faith available to everyone in the Tribe.

Campus Ministries United (CMU)

Campus Ministries United is a multifaith coalition of spiritual leaders representing campus religious groups at William & Mary. Bringing together diverse faiths and gifts, CMU serves as a point of convergence for shared experiences such as opportunities for worship, service, fellowship, recreation and education. CMU also serves as a clearinghouse of communication between religious groups on the campus.

CMU Directory

Student Religious Groups

The Center for Student Diversity provides support to all students in their religious and spiritual development. There are many campus groups that represent a broad spectrum of faith available to everyone in the Tribe.

View all Spirituality, Faith and Religious Groups

Multi-Faith

Throughout the school year the CSD holds multi-faith events, coordinating with student faith and religious groups on campus.

Spiritual Dimension of Wellness

William & Mary prioritizes wellness as a dimension of spirituality. Wellness is defined today in the dimensions of mind, body and spirit. Included in these dimensions are physical, mental, emotional, sexual, social and spiritual health. We cannot have total wellness if we ignore any one of these dimensions.

What is spiritual health? The word "spiritual" refers to that core dimension of you - your innermost self - that provides you with a profound sense of who you are, where you came from, where you're going and how you might reach your goal.

You may not think much about spiritual health or well-being and what role it plays in your life, but its significance is stronger than you may believe. Spiritual wellness may mean different things to different people. For some, spirituality may be synonymous with traditional religion, while for others it relates primarily to the quality of personal relationships or love for nature. A basic foundation for spiritual wellness may be the sense that life is meaningful and you have found your place in it. The search for meaning and purpose in human existence leads one to strive for a state of harmony with him/herself and with others while working to balance inner needs with the rest of the world. There are two meditation rooms, one in the Campus Center, and one in the Swem Library.

The Spiritual Dimension is one of the eight dimensions of wellness outlined in Health and Wellness at William & Mary. Yoga and Meditation Classes are offered by the Counseling Center and Campus Recreation.

Religious Accommodations

Information about Religious Accommodations

 

Observance of Religious Holidays

Listed are some religious holidays and the dates on which they fall during the academic year. This is not intended to be an inclusive list.

Religious Holiday Index