• What is the Catholic student population on campus?

    It is estimated that the Catholic student population on campus ranges from 300 to 400 students. This is based solely on information from students who have self-identified as Catholics. 

  • Is there a specific Catholic student organization or group on campus?

    Yes.  The Catholic Student Organization or “CSO” is a group of students in the Catholic tradition who organize, coordinate, and share in Catholic activities that take place on or off campus.  

  • What about ecumenical or interfaith services?
    From time to time the Catholic community will join with the other religious communities on campus to celebrate or sponsor ecumenical or interfaith services, seminars, lectures, and more.  Times and locations vary.
  • Is there anyone available to discuss personal issues or problems that may arise?
    Yes.  All of the chaplains in the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life are trained to provide confidential, nonjudgmental spiritual and emotional support to students of any religious or spiritual identity.  No one -- student, faculty, or staff -- should feel alone or isolated.  Referrals for more in-depth or extensive counseling or connecting students with local Catholic clergy can be facilitated through the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life in a confidential manner.
  • What about crisis or at-risk situations that may arise?

    If you are concerned about the immediate wellbeing of yourself, a friend, or colleague, please call 911 or Public Safety's emergency line at 860-685-3333.

    Students, faculty, and staff are all members of the one Wesleyan community and each of the chaplains in the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life are here to serve the community and create an accepting, affirming, and non-threatening environment.  If we can be of service to you or to one of your colleagues or friends, especially in an emergency or time of crisis, please do not hesitate to let us know.

    It is always better to be safe than sorry.  If we cannot help you personally, we can refer you to someone who can.