The Halligan Center for Religious and Spiritual Life is staffed by a director and houses the Office of the Chaplain and the Director of Interfaith Programs. The Halligan Center serves as:
- The coordinating home for the diverse religious observances on the Wofford campus,
- A well-being resource for students, staff and faculty,
- Home to Wofford’s expanding interfaith program, and
- Home to our engagement, from a faith perspective, of issues in the world today.
Whether one is wrestling with big questions or searching for a community of faith, attempting to discern talents, passions and strengths while deciding what to do in life, or ready to commit to direct service and action, the Halligan Center is a valuable resource of encouragement, contemplation and connection for the Wofford community.
The Halligan Center offers a variety of worship experiences on campus. Seasonal and traditional services of worship are held on selected days. Weekly meditation times are offered. Numerous study and discussion groups occur on campus, and travel and training travel opportunities are offered. Listings are available outside the Halligan Center and by social media. In addition, the Halligan Center offers assistance to students of any faith who wish to find a local place of worship.
The College’s Religious & Spiritual Life Committee offers advice and support and assists with policy making and advocacy around religious and spiritual life on the campus.
Convocations dealing with issues of religion, spirituality and ethics are offered frequently and are open to the campus community.
One of Wofford’s signature efforts is around interfaith programming. Students from a variety of religious, spiritual and secular worldviews come together to form friendships, learn from each other, and serve the community. The ability to function positively across lines of difference while being respectful is a critical need in today’s world.
Wofford has consistently received national recognition for its leadership in Interfaith community service. Two Interfaith Fellows (students) lead the campus Interfaith Youth Core and the Better Together campaign.
For more information, visit wofford.edu/halligancenter.