The College views a student’s spiritual development as an integral part of her educational experience. To this end, Cedar Crest provides students of all faiths the opportunity to seek avenues of personal growth. The chaplain is available for support and counseling on spiritual concerns and you may contact Dr. Allen Richardson at 610-606-4666, extension 3320.
The CDI will also work with individual students to create avenues and partnerships to best support student development and spaces for spiritual growth and reflection. For more information please reach out to Tatiana Diaz 610-606-4666, extension 3596.
Spaces for Prayer and Services
The chaplain facilitates on-campus activities for students of all faiths and assists all students who wish to interact with a local faith community. (The Allentown area is home to many religions and denominations.) Campus religious activities include worship services, interest groups, and various other programs. please contact Dr. Allen Richardson at 610-606-4666, extension 3320. Or you can also contact The CDI as we collaborate with Chaplain office in supporting students needs, development and programing. Further information can also be found in My Cedar crest Center for Diversity and inclusion. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 610-606-4666 Ext. 3596
Located in Alumnae Hall, the Cedar Crest Chapel is intended to be an open space for our students to use for prayer and reflection. Occasional services are hosted in the space.
Muslim Prayer Room
Located in the Lower Level of Butz Hall.
Embodying a culturally and spiritually diverse community, Cedar Crest College recognizes that on important or solemn religious days, some of our community members will observe practices that preclude them from attending to their regular duties, whether faculty members, staff, or students. On such days, it is important for all who do not share in these practices to understand and work with their colleagues and students.
Students whose conscientious religious practices require that they observe religious holidays, such as those listed below, can make use of the following procedure: prior to the holiday, the student is responsible to inform the instructor in writing of an anticipated absence. Students are encouraged to discuss their religious needs at the start of the semester, or as soon as the dates of holidays are confirmed. Students are responsible for making up any classwork missed for a verified absence. If circumstances make such prior notification impossible, the student may contact the instructor and the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs and Traditional Enrollment to request a verified absence notification. It is the prerogative of the individual instructor to decide whether students who miss class for any reason are granted make-up privileges. Any arrangements are to be made between the student and the instructor.
Click here for the academic year 2019-20 List of Religious Holidays
Click here for the academic year 2018-19 List of Religious Holidays