What is Spiritual Life at OSU?

Our Mission  

“Spiritual Life @ OSU serves our students and campus community by encouraging and cultivating spiritual exploration, discovery and development.”

What is the Spiritual Life @ OSU group about? 

A group of on and off campus advisors who seek to serve students’ spiritual development through one-on-one relationships, workshops, retreats, prayer and meditation gatherings, a monthly labyrinth walk, annual tabling events, and Spiritual Wellness Week.        

Why do we have Spiritual Life @ OSU?

HERI’s Spirituality in Higher Education Project, College Students’ Beliefs and Values Survey

    • Key Findings
      • 80% 1st year students reported interest in spirituality
      • Scored high on degree of spirituality = 90% believed campus should encourage their self-understanding
      • 50% by end of junior year rate ‘integrating spirituality into my life’ as very important or essential life goal

(Higher Education Research Institute. (n.d.b). The spiritual life of college students: A national study of college students’ search for meaning and purpose: Executive summary. Retrieved from http://spirituality.ucla.edu/docs/reports/Spiritual_Life_College_Students_Exec_Summary.pdf )

Here is How Spiritual Life @ OSU Supports All OSU Students

  • We can connect you with religious organizations on campus or in the Corvallis community.
  • In a broader sense, we seek to support you in exploring a variety of questions about faith.
  • We also support and encourage thinking about how your spiritual development (whether atheist, agnostic or Christian) aligns with your academic development. 
  • We connect with first year students to help them build a strong foundation during Connect Week and U-Engage classes
  • Collaborate with campus partners to broaden, enrich, and solidify the student’s sense of meaning and purpose.

Programs and Services:

The group (SL at OSU) meets once a term to connect and learn about ways to further connect with students and faculty.    

Spiritual Wellness Week:

The purpose of Spiritual Wellness Week is to create a safe and supportive environment for the OSU community to engage in elevated, collaborative, and sustainable interactions centered around our shared desire for spiritual discovery and fulfillment within a diverse and empowered community.  The 2014-15 theme is "Courage, Compassion and the Open Heart."  We invite you all to participate with an event linked to this theme.

If you have any questions or concerns you may email Deborah.Hobbs@oregonstate.edu