ORSL supports the Oxy community in their pursuit of a vibrant and meaningful spiritual and religious life while engaging religious diversity with a commitment to acceptance, mutual respect, awareness, and dialogue.
Programs & Events
The offices hosts and sponsors many campus events for members of the Occidental community. These include:
- On and off campus retreats over fall break and at other times during the school year
- The use of the labyrinth for personal prayer, meditation and reflection every Wednesday
- Food Justice Month -- every October
- The Interfaith Thanksgiving Lunch
- Exploring Citizenship: An Alternative Spring Break Experience
- The Interfaith Baccalaureate Service
- Study breaks for students during final weeks
- And much more!
The 2013 Summer Values and Vocations Fellowship
The Office for Religious and Spiritual Life is now accepting applications for the 2013 Summer Values and Vocations Fellowship. Fellows explore the intersection of spirituality and social justice by working at a nonprofit organization and attending a weekly seminar taught by the Rev. Susan Young, Director for Religious and Spiritual Life. During the seminar, Fellows engage in contemplative practices and conversations about religion, spirituality, social justice and vocation. Fellows receive a stipend for participating in the program; fellows living on campus also receive free room and board. The program lasts for eight weeks (May 28-July 19, 2013). The Values and Vocations Fellowship is made possible by a grant from the Angell Foundation. To apply, contact Rev. Susan Young at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Office for Religious and Spiritual Life at email@example.com.
The White House Interfaith Service and Campus Challenge
Occidental College is participating in this national initiative to encourage interfaith community service and dialogue among college students. The Office for Religious and Spiritual Life will host events through out the year through this national initiative.
Office for Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL)
Occidental College, F-8
1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90042
- Phone: 323-259-2621
- Fax: 323-341-4959