Religious and Spiritual Life

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Hendricks Chapel serves as the spiritual center for University life and is a home for all faiths and a place for all people.

It is a place for the full expression of each faith represented within it, including sacred prayer, the observance of worship and the celebration of holy days. It is also a place for people needing a moment of quiet, a word of counsel, a place of study, a focal point for gathering and a safe place to share one’s ideas and one’s vulnerability with others.

Hendricks Chapel provides a diverse array of opportunities for people of all faiths and no faith to engage issues of spirituality, religion, and moral and ethical leadership. Students, staff and faculty are invited to explore their spirituality through our chaplaincies, religious groups, religious services, and sponsored events and activities.

All aspects of Religious & Spiritual Life at Syracuse University follow an ethical framework to operate in alignment with the mission, vision, and values of Hendricks Chapel.

Music and Message

All are welcome to Music and Message, the popular weekly series from Hendricks Chapel that features musical performances and spoken reflection from a diversity of religious and spiritual perspectives. These gatherings seek to nurture the soul and ignite the spirit. Learn more on the Music and Message webpage.

Request a Prayer

Hendricks Chapel has been praying with and for the Syracuse University community for nearly 100 years. Whatever your prayer need, finding peace of mind provides a foundation of strength to face any situation. Your request is kept confidential. There is never a charge for this service. Send your prayer request to