The Dean of Marsh chapel provides guidance, oversight and counsel for all religious life at Boston University. Questions and interests regarding religious life may be directed to the dean. Currently this includes:
(Campus ministers tend to be part time and chaplains full time. In general these persons are supported by their own traditions and denominations).
A Religious Life Council provides advice to the Dean, as needed during monthly meetings. The University Policy on Religious Observance is available for download on this website, as are forms for applying to be a recognized student group or recognized campus minister.
1800 people use Marsh Chapel each week of the school year. The combined total of participants in religious life groups and chaplaincies is approximately 6500. The Marsh Chapel website ranks 66th in usage out of 430 BU websites.
Furthermore, chaplains and campus ministers are generally available for spiritual counsel and pastoral conversation. The university itself provides three other fine options for formal counseling:
- Student Health Services
- Faculty & Staff Assistance Office
- The Danielsen Institute for Pastoral Counseling