Middlebury

Student Religious Organizations

While Middlebury has never had any official affiliation with any particular religion, it is a place where most of the world's spiritual traditions are represented—often in the form of a lively student organization.

Middlebury Student Quakers

Middlebury Student Quakers is the group for students who want to experience Quaker worship, meet other spiritually-engaged students, and take a little time out of their busy schedules to center and reflect.
We meet every Sunday to worship in the traditional manner of Quakers. We encourage you to join us, whether you consider yourself Quaker or not.

Normally we meet at 4:00pm on Sundays in the Scott Center for Religious Life. Every third Sunday of the month we join the Quaker community in town for their worship off campus.

Religious Life Council

The Religious Life Council brings together the leaders of all student religious groups on campus for shared programming, conversation, and friendship.  The group works with the Chaplain’s Office to oversee religious life on campus, to advise the Chaplains, to facilitate communication and cooperation between student religious organizations, and offer speakers and events on spiritual and religious topics.

Prajna

Prajna is an informal group that gathers once a week for guided meditation from teachers representing a variety of traditions.  Students who have meditation experience, as well as those who are just curious, are always welcome.

Contact Blake Harper '15 and Adeline Cleveland '14, Co-Facilitators, Prajna@middlebury.edu

 

Prayz

Prayz is an informal group of students who meet for Christian worship and singing on Sunday evenings.  Look for signs on campus bulletin boards announcing their meetings.

Contact Keun Woong (David) Park '15, President, prayz@middlebury.edu

 

Newman Catholic Student Organization

This Roman Catholic community on campus is involved in religious, social and volunteer activities.  Newman sponsors a mass every Sunday evening in Mitchell Green Lounge.

Contact Shannon Reinert '15 and Brendan Gallagher '14, Co-Presidents, newman@middlebury.edu

Unitarian-Universalists of Middlebury

Unitarian Universalism is a non-creedal, liberal religious tradition based on a celebration of religious pluralism and respecting these principles:  the inherent worth and dignity of each person, justice and compassion in human relations, acceptance and affirmation of one another’s spiritual growth, a free search for truth and meaning, and respect for the interdependent web of all life.  Middlebury College UU’s provides a place for connection and a forum for exploration of these principles by students, faculty and staff.  Their meetings and events are open to all.

Islamic Society of Middlebury College

 

Eid group

The Islamic Society of Middlebury College (ISMC) was founded to provide a forum for people interested in Islam and Islamic issues.  Simultaneously, the Society is intended to create a conducive environment for all the Muslim students at Middlebury College to practice and maintain their religion.

Hillel

Hillel is a social and cultural, as well as religious, organization committed to a pluralistic vision of Judaism that embraces all movements.  Hillel provides leadership opportunities for developing Jewish life and identity on campus.  The organization holds a weekly lunchtime business meeting and conducts a weekly Friday evening Shabbat service and dinner in Freeman International Center.

Click here for Hillel's blog.