Inspiring the Expression of Religious Faith and Discourse in the University
The Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life enhances the educational mission of the university through programming and services grounded in the United Methodist tradition. We promote moral and ethical leadership development. We also provide pastoral care, welcome, and hospitality for SMU’s religiously diverse community. The Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life contributes to a transformative university experience by encouraging the pursuit of goodness with all students, faculty, staff and administration.
Are you feeling like you need to talk with someone?
We offer confidential, pastoral care for all students, faculty, staff, and administration.
We cover a wide range of issues and are here to listen. Our perspective is that if you are a person of faith, no faith, or exploring faith, we can help you discern your next steps in all of life's transitions, be they planned or unexpected. We welcome all cultures on campus for confidential conversations.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up either a Zoom or phone call.
*Our office is bound by 'privilege' under Title IX and The Clery Act: we only break confidence if the life of the person or of another person is thought to be at risk. Under Texas law and SMU University Policy, we fill out a Title IX Harassment Third-Party Report Form to the Office of Institutional Access and Equity at SMU. If you would like to report a sexual assault or case of sexual misconduct, please follow this link to the online platform.*