Students, faculty, and staff work collaboratively and in intellectually robust ways to integrate their religious and ethical commitments with their academic pursuits.
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.
The Colgate Buddhist community is a student-run organization focusing on Buddhist thought and how busy college students can integrate the teachings into their lives.
We are dedicated to the principles of worship of the Holy Trinity, service and hospitality to the needy, education and intellectual formation, and community building activities.
The Hindu Student Association provides an opportunity for students to observe their religion and also provides the community a chance to learn more about Hinduism.
Jewish life at Colgate is student-led. It is a pluralistic, egalitarian, student-led organization that encourages students to engage in ritual, social, intellectual, and justice activities.
The Muslim Student Association (MSA) acts as a hub for Muslim students on campus by providing a close community of peers. They host lunches, discussions, and gather for Jummah prayer.
University Church continues the ecumenical work and the pursuit of truth envisioned by Colgate's founders. We are dedicated to sustaining a strong Christian community on campus.
- 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.
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. Click the button below, and designate your gift for a specific religious group or for the Chaplains' Office. Thank you.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-228-7682.
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. Click here to learn more
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.