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Religious Life

Interfaith Programming
Interfaith Programming
Many of our students actively engage with their beliefs and faiths through student-led religious organizations. Interfaith Programming
Religious Holidays
Religious Holidays
Find information on Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Hindu holidays, which will occur while Colgate is in session.
Students, faculty, and staff work collaboratively and in intellectually robust ways to integrate their religious and ethical commitments with their academic pursuits.

Our Communities

Many of our students actively engage with their beliefs and faiths through student-led religious organizations. These groups support education and acceptance with frequent interfaith initiatives and events.

Interest Groups

  • Colgate Christian Athletes
  • Colgate Christian Fellowship
  • Secular Association of Skeptical Students
  • Sojourners' Gospel Choir
For more information about these groups, or if there is an interest in organizing additional religious groups please contact the; Office of the Chaplains.

Need to Talk?

Are you experiencing an illness, crisis of faith, homesickness, death of a loved one, or relationship issues?  Are you struggling with choosing a major, your parents, coming out, or sexual harassment?

These are just a few of the things that bring students to the chaplains' office. Whatever it is, we're here for you.

Campus chaplains are trained religious professionals. In addition to offering pastoral counseling, we serve the greater Colgate Community regardless of religious affiliation.

Campus chaplains are a confidential resource.


For Alumni

Stay involved
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Giving back to religious life at Colgate
Alumni donations enable our student groups to flourish.  From religious services to conferences, our active religious life owes a great deal to alumni who want to give back. Just click the link below, and designate your gift for a specific religious group or for the Chaplains' Office. Thank you!



Alumni, faculty, and staff may host a wedding on campus during the summer months. Visit Colgate's wedding page for more details.

Contact the Office of Summer Programs at 315-228-7760 or

Memorial Services

The Office of the Chaplains can help you and your family plan a memorial service for a loved one. The chaplains can perform the service, or simply be here for support. To inquire, contact us at or 315-228-7682. 

Memorial Chapel

The Colgate Memorial Chapel is home to the Office of the Chaplains, and is central to religious life on campus. The main Chapel is used for Catholic Mass and University Church Worship on Sundays, as well as for large audience events such as Gospel Fest and Baccalaureate. To learn and see more, click here.  

In addition to the Office of the Chaplains, the Garden Level offers another smaller interfaith Chapel called Judd Chapel, a reception room, a kitchen, practice rooms, and a small library. To reserve the main Chapel, please contact Lorraine Joseph in the Music Department.  For reservations in the Garden Level, contact  Alisha Duclos.