Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life

Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life

Faith Matters Video

For more than fifty years the Office of the Chaplain at SMU has provided guidance, nurture and support for students, families, faculty and staff on their journeys of faith and living in this collegiate setting.

Our mission as a chaplaincy includes the support and nurture of faith development and ethical growth of all members of the SMU Community through reflection, study, both corporate and private worship, critical discourse, prayerful social action and community service.

 We invite you to discover the resources of the Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life at SMU! 


  • Inside Perkins

    What does it mean to be a church-affiliated University? Learn more

  • Perkins

    University Worship, an all-University service of worship in the Christian tradition, meets regularly during term and is open to all. Learn more

  • Stained Glass

    The Office of the Chaplain oversees multiple campus ministries whereby students are strengthened spiritually and intellectually in their chosen faith tradition. Learn more

  • Hands in Prayer

    Listing of religious holidays for use in requesting excused absences according to University Policy 1.9. Learn more