Spiritual & Religious Life

A nonsectarian institution, Brown embraces all spiritual traditions and celebrates the diversity of religious identity on campus

Baccalaureate: Baccalaureate services occur the Saturday before Commencement.Baccalaureate: Baccalaureate services occur the Saturday before Commencement.

Spiritual and religious life at Brown is rich and varied, and all students are welcome to participate.

The Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life promotes religious literacy and interfaith dialogue, offers religious services and discussion groups in many faith communities, and provides support and counsel for students of all faiths.

Many university-supported Student Organizations are dedicated to religious and spiritual pursuits — including Brown/RISD Hillel, the Brown Muslim Students Association, and the Brown-RISD Catholic Community.

Built in 1834 and located on the central College Green, Manning Chapel is now used for religious services for a number of faiths and also hosts private weddings, baptisms, and memorial services.

The academic study of religion may be undertaken through courses and events in a wide variety of departments and programs, including Religious Studies, Judaic Studies, History, Philosophy, Medieval Studies, and International Relations.