Greetings from Hendricks Chapel!

On behalf of the student leaders, chaplains, faculty, staff, and advisors of Hendricks Chapel, welcome and welcome back to Syracuse University!

During this important time of discovery, I am writing to invite you to Hendricks Chapel, where we help students meet classmates, make friends, and explore some of life’s most pressing questions while leading in service to our common good.

Established in 1930 as a home for all faiths and a place for all people, Hendricks Chapel now sponsors over 1,000 programs for more than 500,000 annual attendees. We host 9 chaplaincies and 25 student-led groups, we employ student-workers, support musical ensembles, offer care through the Student Opportunity Fund and Food Pantry, support People’s Place Café (the only student-led coffee shop on campus!), and partner throughout the campus community to ensure all students find their purpose and reach their dreams. Please feel free to learn more at

In preparation for the upcoming semester, please know that Syracuse University recognizes and appreciates the diverse faith traditions represented among its campus community, so all students can make up examinations, study, or work missed due to religious observances in accordance with the religious observance policy. Students must notify their instructors of their respective observances through MySlice by Monday, September 19, 2022.

For additional information on upcoming events and services sponsored and hosted at Hendricks Chapel please visit here, email us at or call 315.443.2901.

I look forward to meeting you, welcome to Syracuse University, and Go Orange!


With gratitude,

The Rev. Brian Konkol, Ph.D.

Dean of Hendricks Chapel

Professor of Practice, Department of Religion