Religious and Spiritual Life


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

Learn more about Multifaith Collaboration at Guilford.

Quaker Studies: The Living Quaker Tradition

Guilford College is rooted in the practices of Quaker testimony. Learn more about our rich history and contemporary examples of how we strive to uphold our values.

Religious Studies

Guilford College offers academic programs that examine religion’s impact on local, national and global communities.

Multifaith Collaboration at Guilford

The Guilford College Interfaith Leadership Council (ILC) is a cooperative endeavor, representing different faith perspectives and traditions, within the College that works in close partnership with the Friends Center.

The Friends Center

The Friends Center at Guilford College is a collaborative endeavor between the school and the Religious Society of Friends. Its mission is to provide programs that nurture servant-leaders both at Guilford College and in the wider community.

Contact Us

Aleks Babic

Aleks Babic

Director of QLSP

Wess Daniels

Wess Daniels

William R Rogers Director of Friends Center and Quaker Studies

Evelyn Jadin

Evelyn Jadin

Multi-Faith Coordinator and Chaplain

Graham Lee

Graham Lee