Community Life at the School of Theology is rich and multi-faceted, and consistently named by students, faculty, and alumni/ae as one of the most valuable and distinctive features of the STH experience. Some of the most significant community life programs are described in detail on separate web pages:
Other programs and services for School of Theology students are:
Pairs incoming STH students with currently enrolled STH students who act as mentors and hospitality guides for the first month of the semester. For more information please contact the Administrative Coordinator in room 110.
Community Lunch Program
Serves as a gathering place for faculty, staff, and students. The lunch which offers a time for fellowship and conversation is held on Wednesdays in the Oxnam Room (B-24) from 12:00-1:30 p.m. Each month students organizations under the auspices of the School of Theology Student Association (STHSA) and the School of Theology centers, such as the Center for Practical Theology and the Anna Shaw Center, offer lunch and conversation. Lunches are catered through University food services and meet the needs of vegans and vegetarians. The Office of Student Affairs and the Community Life Office occasionally hosts special events such as community celebrations.
Pastoral Educational Program
This program addresses important socio-political issues and their impact on religious communities through guest speakers and programmatic efforts such as community efforts for reaching out to those in need. In the past this program has raised funds to assist residents of countries in crisis.
Student Leadership Program
This program was created to recognize students who have demonstrated outstanding dedication in supporting community life during their term of study at the School of Theology.
Is a helpful free service offered to all STH students. Writing Works Fellows work with STH students to improve their academic writing skills by helping students to find the best writing strategy for writing theological papers. The Writing Works Office is located in STH room B-27. Office hours are posted at the start of each semester.
Denominational Liaison Program
Invites STH faculty and staff to network with students who belong to their particular religious denominations.
If students have a concern regarding spiritual life, please contact the Spiritual Life Coordinator, Charlene Zuill (firstname.lastname@example.org), or the Associate Dean of Community Life and Lifelong Learning, Pamela Lightsey.
Cloud of Witnesses
The Cloud of Witnesses program is the Boston University School of Theology alumni mentoring program, which connects alumni and first year students. Students receive guidance about navigating STH and their vocational goals and development. You can sign up at http://www.bu.edu/sth-mentors/
The STH Mail room distributes incoming and outgoing mail and packages and is located in the basement of the STH building (room B-99A).
Vehicle Driver Training & Certification
All BU drivers of commercial passenger vehicles transporting students and/or employees for BUSTH related travel must be certified through “Alertdriving.com.” All drivers must complete an MVR. USA_General_Release_Form, sign and submit it to the Office of the Associate Dean of Community Life and Lifelong Learning (Rm. 110). Signing the MVR Release Form authorizes review of your driving record. Once the MVR Form is submitted the applicant will receive a link from “Alertdriving.com” to complete driver training modules.