Office of the Chaplain & Religious Life


Office of the Chaplain & Religious Life

Drew University has its roots in the Methodist church with the founding of the Drew Theological School in 1867.  Religion and spiritual life are part of Drew’s history and community fabric. With a commitment to holistic wellbeing—mind, body and spirit—Drew offers opportunities to engage fully in current religious understandings and commitments, as well as to explore and discover different ways to express spirituality and wholeness.  We worship, celebrate, mark life milestones, and find common goals towards social justice, ethical decision-making, and community service.

The Drew Religious Life Council

Comprised of student organization leaders and advisors reflecting and supporting various religious traditions, the Religious Life Council meets together to support each other’s activities and public rituals, and to consider ways that multi-faith gatherings can enrich the Drew community.  Vigils for World Peace, Say Their Name and Anti-Asian Hate rallies to demonstrate solidarity and mutuality, a winter solstice Festival of Lights celebration, and a multi-faith Baccalaureate service of blessing for graduates are just a few of the public ways the Religious Life Council encourages relationship across the university.

Religious Life Organizations:

Related Theological School Caucuses:

The Office of the Chaplain

University Chaplain Tanya Linn Bennett, and the campus ministers and faculty advisors related to the Religious Life Council, welcome your questions, your concerns, your struggles, your joys and your hopes. We offer worship, liturgy, and spiritual discussions, as well as pastoral care in times of grief and celebration. The University Chaplain is available to perform weddings, memorial services, and other public rituals and ceremonies, both on campus and in settings beyond campus.

Rev. Dr. Tanya Linn Bennett
University Chaplain