Frequently Asked Questions

If you would like to have a faith group contact you about their events, please fill out a Contact Request Form.

What are the faith groups that are active on campus, how do I make contact with them, and what specific activities does each offer?
To contact any of these groups and to learn of their activities contact a Chaplain or Advisor directly. For information on other student faith groups see the online Directory of Student Organizations.

Can I participate with a faith group that is not my own faith tradition because I am curious to learn more about it?
There are many seekers among those who come to Eliot House. All students are always welcome at each of the faith groups.  If you are curious about a faith tradition not your own, please come to our events.  All events sponsored by the Religious & Spiritual Life Department are open to the greater MHC community. We offer several Religious Literacy events each year for those who are curious about their faith or that of other traditions.

Can I be involved in the activities of the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life without having any religious affiliation?
You are warmly invited to participate in the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life activities with or without a religious affiliation. You are also welcome to call our Advisors at any time.

Are there any multifaith activities or collaborations among religious communities that are offered by the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life?
There are many multifaith opportunities. These include activities designed by the Multifaith Council which meets weekly. We also offer an “Interfaith Lunch” held every Wednesday with varied programs led by chaplains, religious advisers, students, and guest speakers which includes a free Vegan lunch of soup, salad, bread, and for those needing more protein, cheese, peanut butter, jelly and crackers as well as the Mount Holyoke Gourmet cookies from Blanchard. 

If you would like to have a faith group contact you about their events, please fill out a Contact Request Form.  Many of our current students belong to more than one group.

How do I contact an advisor or Chaplain?
Go to our Staff Page to find contact information on any of our advisors or chaplains.  You do not need to have a particular faith, nor do you need to necessarily contact the advisor of chaplain of your faith tradition.