Our Philosophy

As the spiritual heart of Syracuse University, our mission at Hendricks Chapel is to lead in service to our common good as a student-centered global home for religious, spiritual, moral and ethical life.

Our primary goal in hosting events, programs and services within Hendricks Chapel is to advance our mission in partnership with a diverse assembly of campus and community partners.

We believe that programs, services and events held in Hendricks Chapel must reflect our mission, vision and values in order to serve as an expression of our historical identity.

As stewards of a sacred space that is primarily utilized for religious and spiritual practices among students of Syracuse University, we expect all guests to refrain from the use of profanity and/or inappropriate behavior. We reserve the right to deny reservation requests, postpone or cancel any reserved events that might be deemed as not fitting for our particular location.

When reservation requests are denied, we will offer to assist applicants with discerning an alternative location.

Reservation Process

The Office of the Dean reviews and manages all requests for space at Hendricks Chapel. We aim to respond to all requests within three (3) business days.

Step One: Assess

Please read our philosophy above, review our fees, and read our building policy.

Step Two: Inquire

Submit an Event Request Form for the Main Chapel or the Noble RoomNote: Your event is not reserved until you receive a confirmation e-mail detailing your reservation.

Step Three: Plan

Please visit the University’s inclusive events information page to determine if Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) and American Sign Language interpreting services are needed for your event. If so, follow the three-step process outlined on the page to hire your vendors directly.

University policy requires that a campus Fire Safety Officer and a campus Public Safety Officer be present for large events. The Chapel will hire these services and include their fees on a final event invoice.