Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life
Welcome to the Truitt Center
Elon University is a Multifaith campus. This means you are invited to come as you are. We welcome students of all and no religious traditions in our spaces. Our students are Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Bahai, Wiccan, Jain, Sikh, Atheist, Agnostic, questioning, seeking, learning, and more.
The Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life is a place for you to explore the different religious, spiritual, and ethical traditions, worldviews, and identities represented on Elon’s campus. Please fill out our INTEREST FORM to get connected with our diverse student groups and communities.
We have many vibrant religious, spiritual, ethical, and philosophical communities on campus. Learn more about the different identities represented at Elon, including Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, communities, yoga and meditation groups, and vibrant multifaith engagement. Learn more about our Organizations and Programs.
Check out our digital overview of the programs, student groups, and ministries that support interfaith programming and spiritual life, including support for religious, spiritual, and secular traditions and worldviews.
Located in the Numen Lumen Pavilion
The Truitt Center supports and engages the Elon community with the wisdom of the world’s religious, spiritual, and ethical traditions.
We cultivate spaces & relationships to:
- Engage collaboratively in the affirmation of identities, the practice of faith, the celebration of traditions, and the deepening of values
- Educate through the sharing, exploring, and questioning of diverse worldviews
- Empower individuals and communities to embrace purpose, inclusivity, and service to others
- Encourage each other through radical hospitality, compassionate mentorship, and respectful spiritual care.
Loss Support Group
The loss of a close friend or family member is a powerful and emotional experience. This support group is designed for faculty, staff, and students to share their experiences of loss in a supportive space. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to all sessions or any they are able to attend.
Faculty/Staff gatherings will be held in Numen Lumen 201 on the following Fridays from 12:00 to 1:00 pm:
February 17, April 21
The Friday lunch sessions require an RSVP (deadline is the Friday before the meeting date).
Student gatherings will be held in Numen Lumen 203 on the following Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 pm:
March 22, April 19
For more information, contact one of our facilitators: University Chaplain Rev. Kirstin Boswell at firstname.lastname@example.org, Associate University Chaplain Julie Tonnesen at email@example.com, or Director of Counseling Services Anita Hodnett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please read our Religious Holidays Policy for more information about missing class due to a religious holiday or observance. The deadline to submit the form to request an excused absence for spring semester is Monday, February 20, 2023 – three weeks after the start of the semester.
Self-Care and Renewal
Self-Care is not selfish. We can better care for others when we also remember to care for ourselves. This year, especially, there are many reasons to feel stressed and overwhelmed. The Truitt Center offers multiple opportunities to connect, recharge, and renew.
- Advisory Board for Black Student Spiritual Support
- Spirit and Pride
- Truitt Center Statement on Racial Justice
- Black Lives Matter Labyrinth Meditation
- Inclusive Excellence at Elon