The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life invites you to find belonging in one of many student groups and campus partners, make meaning out of the human experience, and join with people of religious, spiritual, or secular worldviews to make a difference in Ithaca and the world. Come see how we're turning our core objectives into a reality at IC, and how our values as an institution are being lived out through the tangible action our community is taking.
I have had the honor of listening to students, faculty, and staff share their stories and their hopes. Such listening is a core component of my vision for the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life: to create opportunities for the IC community to make meaning, find belonging, engage in dialogue, and collaborate across commitments for action.Hierald Osorto, MDiv., Director of Religious & Spiritual Life
The world I want to co-create looks just and boundless. People are able to believe, live and love as they wish as long as they cause no harm to themselves or others.Nijha Young, ‘23 and Uncommon Ground for the Common Good Fellow
Fall Orientation Event
Learn a new song of unity while singing from the comfort of your own home! Set up by vocal leader James Sills as a response to global self-isolation during the Coronavirus outbreak, The Sofa Singers brings together hundreds of people in real-time for 45 minutes of simultaneous singing, learning a classic song with some optional harmonies/backing parts. On August 13, 2020 all IC first-year students are invited to celebrate beauty and connection for our inaugural online singing event.
Photojournalist John Noltner spent a week with the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life at IC and helped us document our community's story and response to the question: "What is your responsibility to create community?" This project was a part of a larger multimedia installation that uses photography and storytelling to engage diverse communities in the big questions of life. Portraits were revealed at Noltner's public lecture, "The Road to Peace," which lifts up ordinary people's wisdom about hope, transformation, and forgiveness.
Meet our Team
Connect with Hierald, Director of Religious & Spiritual Life to:
- discuss faith, spirituality and religion
- plan events on campus of religious, interfaith, and/or spiritual interest
- talk about navigating a time of grief or transition
just to talk
Learn more about the amazing people behind our office's effort to create a more inclusive, collaborative, and meaningful campus experience, or contact our director, Hierald Osorto, to discuss any number of personal and/or spiritual concerns.
Muller Chapel remains close throughout the summer.
Our accessible entrance is located on the north side of Muller Chapel building, near pond on ground level.