What's Spiritual Life like at Beloit?
Watch a Student-made Video
Meet a Few Students (and Faculty Members)
“As a refugee, I practiced privately. Now that I’m here I still internalize it. Being religious is a part of my being, but it’s a private part. It gives me a clear mind. I think it’s easy to be Muslim here..." Click here for more of Zaid's story
[Jane Choi `14]“Before I came to Beloit I had a child-like faith. It was strong, but it was present mainly because that is what I grew up believing. The secular environment at Beloit has led me to question my faith and really examine my relationship with God. This has led my faith to grow strong ..." Click here for more of Jane's story
[Caitlin Gunn `14]"With a non-practicing Methodist mother and a father who is an avid Atheist, my family was quite shocked when I became Quaker!..." Click here for more of Caitlin's story
[Nadia Hecker-O'Brien `15]“My Judaism is what inspires me to be more politically active and helps shape my personal morals. I had a Rabbi that helped me open my eyes to how ancient tradition can really shape my values and ideas in a very modern way...." Click here for more of Nadia's story
[Santiago Quintana `15]“What drew me to Buddhism was its simplicity and ritualistic tendencies…I love rituals and the structure they give, and the peace that comes from that. I am very much not [structured] and I think that why I like rituals … because they are so difficult for me! ..." Click here for more of Santiago's story
[Lisa]“Since probably my mid-20s, I’ve thought of myself as a spiritual person. At that time, I was dissatisfied with my religious affiliations or the religious frames that I had grown up with in Jamaica and began searching for something else... Judaism spoke to the spiritual connectedness I was looking for and provided a religious framework that made sense...” Click here for more of Lisa's story
[Carol Wickersham]“I’m connected with victims [of abuse in U.S. detention] whether I know them or not. That’s where faith comes in: you don’t have to look them in the eye or agree with them, but you can still say, ‘this should not be happening to you...’” Click here for more of Carol's story
The Unexamined Life: Secularity at Beloit. A documentary film made by Jesse Lopez-Cepero `11
[video screenshot]"My job is relationships. It’s all about connecting with individual students or small groups, and my focus is how I can help a person take his/her next step on their spiritual journey... It’s mostly just getting out there and asking people what they’re passionate about..."