The Office of the University Chaplain seeks to foster an environment in which moral character and spiritual growth are valued as integral to a liberal arts education.
Address: Learning Center Commons, Room 121
Hours of Operation:
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday Call (615) 739-2992 for an appointment.
Contact: Dr. Mike Ripski
Here to Support You
Ensure all religious expressions and faith traditions are honored.
Cultivate a compassionate campus community in which the well-being of all is a priority.
Encourage a climate of trust and mutual respect in which all feel safe to be who they are without condemnation and to express opinions, ideas, and feelings without ridicule or rejection create settings that provide opportunities for persons to become critically aware of their inherited worldview, culture, and faith tradition through face-to-face encounters with those different from themselves.
Offer opportunities for civil discourse about controversial issues related to race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, politics, and life journey.
Encourage persons to compose and tell their story as well as thoughtfully receive the stories of others.
Create a safe space for acknowledging and wrestling with Life’s Big Questions that inevitably arise as the result of new and unsettling experiences within and outside the classroom. be available for spontaneous as well as scheduled conversations with students, staff, and faculty.
Cumberland University Compassion Fund
The Office of the Chaplain is responsible for CU’s Compassion Fund, which provides emergency food assistance.
Chapel Chats are occasions for the Cumberland University community to learn from each other. The theme for these informal, intimate conversations is: “Everyone has a story. This is mine.” Students, staff, and faculty are invited to share their stories. Contact the Chaplain to set up a day and time: email@example.com
Here to help.
The University Chaplain assists you throughout your academic journey at CU. We are committed to your success and are available to answer any questions you may have along the way.