The University of Denver recognizes and celebrates the wide diversity of religious traditions represented among its students, faculty, staff and administrators. And DU intends that members of all of those traditions are able to find support on campus. Below you will find links to the University's Religious Accommodations policy, as well as links to calendars of the holy days of the world's religious traditions.
About Our Office
The University Chaplain is available to all members of the DU community on issues ranging from interfaith dialogue to spiritual care and counseling. For example, the Chaplain:
- engages students, faculty and staff in areas of interfaith dialogue and spiritual searching,
- provides a venue for ethical reflection on current issues,
- encourages both personal exploration and community dialogues around major issues of religion, spirituality, social justice, and public life,
- offers a non-clinical safe space for spiritual care and counseling, and supports students' quests for personal religious and spiritual development.
How does this happen? Numerous ways! For example:
- You could invite the chaplain to present a program in your residence hall, class or student group.
- You could drop by the office for a chat.
- You could join a book/discussion group.
- You could SUGGEST a book or topic for discussion!
- You could participate in an interfaith community service project.
- You could help design an interfaith event on campus.
The possibilities are only limited by your imagination! Give us a call at 303-871-4488, drop us an email or come by the office for a chat (Driscoll Student Center South, Suite 29).
The Office of Religious & Spiritual Life passionately advocates for the integration of religious, spiritual and ethical voices and values at the University of Denver.
To that end, the Office:
- nurtures the life of the heart and spirit, both individually and corporately;
- supports the integrity of each individual community member's quest for truth, meaning, and belonging;
- celebrates the diversity of the world's religious and spiritual traditions, especially as represented at DU;
- promotes meaningful encounters, engagement and understanding across lines of religious and disciplinary commitments;
- and challenges the community to translate its commitments into action.
Religious & Spiritual Resources
- Religious Accommodations Policy (PDF)
- Bereavement Policy (PDF)
- Holy Days with Obligations/Restrictions
- Comprehensive Interfaith Calendar — A comprehensive calendar of holy days observed by most of the world's major religious traditions. Not all of the holy days, or days of observance, on this calendar involve food or work restrictions.