• Waller Hall during sunset

    Our Mission

    Recognizing and affirming the diversity of religious, ethical, spiritual and cultural experience at Willamette University, the Office of the Chaplains seeks to deepen spiritual and ethical dialogue and growth on campus.

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    We're here to Help!

    The Chaplains are a confidential resource that requires no religious affiliation. We are charged to work with persons of all religious persuasions -- and of none. Proselytizing is not part of the program; progress along one's own path is. (503) 370-6213

  • Hospitality space in the UC

    Hospitality Space

    Come by the Office of the Chaplains to study, work, or hang out! Everything from a Happy Lamp, to snacks, to our Reflection Room, are open and available throughout the day for students' use. 

Willamette University's Office of the Chaplains offers a wide variety of opportunities which foster spiritual growth and understanding as well as religious commitment and action.

The chaplains are charged to work with persons of all religious persuasions — and of none. Proselytizing is not part of the program; progress along one’s own path is.

During these turbulent times, we are offering many resources for spiritual care and connection, while we are all dispersed by the global pandemic. For a list of resources — everything from guided meditations to care packages of podcasts, to poetry, click the Spiritual Care Resources link.

Check out our COVID-19 Themed Spotify playlist HERE

This fall, many of our programs are virtual; you can read about them below:

A wide variety of online opportunities and resources

  • University Convocation will be online this fall. Our first convo will be about anti-racist programs, initiatives and activities on campus  - here's the Zoom link to join: Zoom Convo
    • Convo on Sept. 3:  Anti-Racist Activities and Initiatives at Willamette
    • Convo on Sept. 10:  Reckoning with Oregon's History, Part 1
    • Convo on Sept. 17:  TBA
    • Convo on Sept. 24:  Reckoning with Oregon's History, Part 2
  • Pastoral counseling dealing with spiritual, vocational or personal issues is available to all members of the university community - send us an email at chaplain@willamette.edu
  • Mindfulness meditation live online Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:45 5:00- a brief guided meditation.
  • Mindfulness meditation resources online.
  • Grief and counseling resources online, and over Zoom or in person — just contact the chaplains to set up appointments.
  • Morning Prayer Zoom every weekday at 8:30, using the prayer book of the Christian community in Corrymeela, Ireland. Click here to join: Morning prayer.


Willamette University

Office of the Chaplains

University Center (UC2)
Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

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