Offering support for students seeking spiritual development or grounding in their own faith communities, Campus Ministry provides programming, on-campus pastoral presence and religious services.
Religious study and spiritual support groups meet at various times during the academic year, including the Faith Forum, a series offering discussions and speakers during the noon hour. Holy days and religious holidays are commemorated in open gatherings, shared worship services or meetings with students from neighboring colleges.
Service learning opportunities with nearby congregations, religious organizations and non-profit groups also occur with Campus Ministry.
Hillel, the largest Jewish campus organization in the world, provides opportunities for Jewish students at more than 500 colleges and universities to explore and celebrate their Jewish identity through its global network of regional centers, campus foundations and Hillel student organizations. Ringling College of Art and Design is a member of the Hillel Chapter of Manatee County.
The Campus Minister serves as a chaplain and helps network students with local resources for their specific religion or denominational body.