At the Chaplain's Office, we offer hospitality, build community, and forge lasting relationships.
We are educators, pastors, worship leaders, and advocates. We help create a campus atmosphere that is open to religious faith and practice, and encourages moral reflection and spiritual development.
The Chaplain's Office exists as an expression of the College's longstanding commitment to the education of the whole person. For over two centuries, Middlebury College has strived to be a place where a student's intellectual, spiritual, and moral character can grow and flourish. This is the meaning of the College's motto, Scientia et Virtus, knowledge and virtue.
With a geographically diverse student body, our campus is home to a rich spectrum of the earth's religious traditions. We create opportunities for fruitful interfaith dialogue and to foster respect for the religious beliefs and practices of the people who make up the Middlebury community. We offer our support to many different student religious organizations and also connect people to a variety of nearby faith communities.
We also provide pastoral care and counseling to members of the campus community. Sometimes this means reaching out to people who are in crisis, hospitalized, ill, or grieving. More often it means simply having friendly conversations on all kinds of topics with the students who stop by during our open office hours. Please feel free to contact us with your questions or to stop by Hathaway House so we can get to know you.