WPI's Religious Advisors Understand the Importance of Faith, Community, and Sense of Belonging
Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Religious Advisors are full-time faculty and staff members who elect to support religious and religio-cultural clubs and organizations on campus. Each club/organization is required to have an advisor who is a full-time member of the WPI faculty, staff, or administration. In addition to their role to help each group meet its goals, Religious Advisors hear the needs of religious groups and serve as another institutional support for student concerns and/or needs. These Religious Advisors recognize the importance of faith and meaning-making practices and extend their support to students beyond what is expected of them.
Religious Advisors understand the importance of faith, community, and sense of belonging in the busy lives of students. When I ask any Religious Advisor why they have chosen to support students in this capacity, they respond with personal experiences and describe a clear dedication to be resources for students in this way. Our community is better having Religious Advisors exist as employee resources for students inside and outside of the classroom.
-Kalvin Cummings (He/Him), Assistant Director for Religion and Spiritual Life
Learn More About WPI's Religious Advisors: Campus Chaplains & Religious Advisors
The Collegiate Religious Center (CRC) provides a space to WPI students, faculty, staff, and community members for the purpose of religious exploration, devotions, worship, prayer, education, administration, and fellowship. Our team of Campus Chaplains serve as spiritual advisors for students, and can offer support and guidance irrespective of students' primary religious traditions. As spiritual advisors to the WPI community, Campus Chaplains counteract the inequality of varied expression(s) of religion, spirituality, and any form of meaning-making practice and support student meaning-making expression to tend with systems of oppression as well as any other stressors. This center includes several reservable spaces to suit both spiritual and non-spiritual needs, including a Multifaith Meeting Space, Islamic Prayer Room, and Multifaith Worship Space.
The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME) promotes and oversees all student facing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) learning experiences, programs, services, trainings, and initiatives for WPI.