Seeking Meaningful Connections
Guilford College is a welcoming campus where people of all faith and non-faith expressions are welcome. Students are encouraged to explore their spirituality on a personal level as well as from an academic point of view. Various religious groups have a presence on campus and we offer Religious Studies as a major and minor.
While Guilford was founded by the Society of Friends (Quakers) in 1837, we are a school without denominational requirements. Quakers emphasize the direct connection to God in their lives, believe in the spiritual equality of women and men and acknowledge the “light of God” in all people. Our Quaker roots are reflected in the campus culture. For instance, it’s customary to have moments of silence before gatherings, decision-making by consensus and opportunities for interfaith worship.
Students have a wide range of ways to pursue their spiritual interests.
- Buddhist Meditation
- Catholic Campus Ministry
- Episcopal and Protestant Ministry
- Guilford Christian Ministry
- Hillel (Jewish student group)
- Muslim Student Association
- Quaker Leadership Scholar Program